Welcome to Youth Insearch

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Youth Insearch is a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.

It is a grass roots, early-intervention program, which works alongside welfare agencies, schools and local police to identify 'at-risk' youth that will benefit from the program. We aim to reduce crime, substance abuse, binge drinking and prevent suicide in young people, as well as enhance self-esteem and productivity through empowering youth.

A key to the success of the program is its peer to peer focus where youth who have graduated from the program return to assist and mentor the other young participants through their issues.

On the weekend programs the young people are encouraged to explore the challenges they face while meeting and discussing problems with young people who have found solutiuons to their issues.

Our Objectives

Many of the young people referred to Youth Insearch have engaged in anti-social activity in a bid to escape the pain and reality of the issues they have experienced. Many of our young people have been involved in with binge drinking, drug use, graffiti and self-harming whilst others suffer from depression, loss of self-esteem, grief and anger.

Youth Insearch aims to achieve the following objectives;

  • To enhance the young people's self esteem, enabling them to take control of their lives and build a positive future for themselves
  • To increase school retention
  • To reduce drug and alcohol abuse
  • To reduce the occurrence of youth suicide
  • To break the cycle of family breakdown by giving young people skills to establish loving and caring families
  • To reduce violence, crime and abuse in young people
Mission Statement

To empower young people to take control of their lives, by giving them the opportunity and skills to develop their self-esteem and play a positive role in society.

Our Vision

To be available to every young person in Australia