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Welcome to DBCYP’s Youth Service, where we strive to provide vital services to young people in DBay and the surrounding communities.

DBCYP’s Youth Services offers a holistic range of programs that move from engagement, to immediate needs through to planned support. These services are available to young people 8-24, who may be experiencing disadvantage, social and/or economic exclusion, mental illness and complex needs, some of whom are or have been clients of the Child Protection System or Youth Justice and are making the transition to independence.

The Youth Services program interacts with a range of mainstream and specialist youth, family, health and social support services and statutory services. It is critical that the program maintains and further develops partnerships and networks with a variety of organisations to ensure a holistic response to meeting client needs. The Youth Service programs operate with and receive referrals from internal DBCYP teams and external partner organisations to deliver programs and support to young people.

Vitally, our Youth Services Team are also building their understanding and capacity to address and use digital media and technology in their work with young people. We believe that quality youth work that meets young people’s needs must, in our current environment, include digital considerations, and that we need to enhance and innovate youth work practice through the use of digital technology and media.

We provide a range of services, activities and support for young people including

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

Write to us!

If you would like one of our youth workers to contact you, please leave your details here and we will get in touch in the next 24 hours

Call us!

You can call our youth services team directly on 0408 005 638. Make sure you leave your name and phone number clearly.

Message us!

You can message us through our Insta page or WhatsApp

Make a service referral

If you are a service wanting to refer a young person to us, you can do that here

Programs

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YAMBI

Our YAMBI program supports young people aged 12-21 years in the Deception Bay area.

YAMBI works with young people in several ways: Providing support and pathways to find the right services to meet needs, Working with young people to achieve their goals, Working with young people when intensive support is needed, Helping young people and families work through challenges and relationships.

YAMBI

DBay Well

Looking after your mental and physical health

DBay Well is an opportunity for young people (12-21 years old) to connect with our Youth Services team over a free cooked breakfast, and to start seeing if you’d like to work with us to address any health issues you might have a concern about. We know it can be difficult to find a doctor, access Telehealth appointments (what even are they!!), or find a counsellor to speak to. Our Youth Services team can link you up with a GP for any thing from flu vaccinations to new scripts, or help you find a mental health worker to support you with coping strategies. We can do this at DBCYP, your place, or somewhere that feels safe for you!

DBay Well

PUSH!

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Our PUSH! Program is targeted towards young people (15-24 years) engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrections (YPJC) through personal development, education and employment.

PUSH!

Youth Week

Youth Week celebrates the contribution of young people to the Deception Bay community. This year, the celebrations were held from 12th to 17th April 2021. Check out the activities and events that were hosted by DBCYP for young people in Deception Bay!

Youth Week 2021