Helpful Youth Sites

This section contains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide more information, specific detail on a topic, or support and advice.

Headspace Ballarat  or 
Ballarat opened in Ballarat in July 2013 and provides a range of free services
to young people aged 12-25 across: General health, Mental health Alcohol & other drugs concerns, Education and vocation.

The cool stuff about headspace Ballarat is that you can self-refer [online or in person], there are no costs for services, and we are open until 7pm on Wednesday & Thursday
nights. The team at headspace Ballarat are passionate about supporting young people. If you are not feeling yourself or want to talk to
someone visit headspace Ballarat today.  


Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc
YACVic is Victoria's peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's rights. We're not so much a youth-work organisation but a youth policy organisation, in that we advocate for the rights of young people, through various channels, including community, government and other youth organisations.

Youth Central,
Youth Central is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles about:

  • How to find a job
  • Courses you can study and training you can do
  • What's on in your local area
  • The latest release in movies, CDs and games
  • People who are doing interesting things and making stuff happen.

Infoxchange Australia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a quality up-to-date information service to the young Australian community.

Like It Is,
Sick of reading stuff on SEX that doesn't tell you what you really want to know? Well, likeitis isn't like that... we'll tell you everything you need to know exactly likeitis... with no frills, no judgements and definitely no holds barred!

Love: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,  
A great, easy to navigate site about love, dating, relationships, sex and what's Good, Bad and just plain Ugly. 

Say NO to Sexting, 
This pretty pink website has a ton of info and advice about sexting; as well as true life stories of people who have been affected by it.

The Open Book Project
Read back over the pages of your teenage diary. The thoughts and emotions that once filled your mind probably seem silly in hindsight. Thing is, they're still very real for teenagers today.