Youth Aftercare is a support service for children and young people following significant suicidal ideation, self-harm or a suicide attempt.
The pilot support service is available for:
The support for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing will take into account their social, cultural, educational, and environmental situation, as well as their identified goals and needs.
To refer a child or young person to the Youth Aftercare Pilot program, or for more information:
Call: 1300 ALL YAP, 1300 255 927
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call
If it is an emergency, call 000 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
The Youth Aftercare Pilot initiative offers practical, non-clinical community support for children and young people following significant suicidal ideation, self-harm or a suicide attempt. The service focuses on providing psychosocial support that responds to individual needs. This could include:
The Youth Aftercare Pilot initiative is jointly funded by the NSW Government and the Commonwealth Health Innovation Fund.
The initiative is delivered by New Horizons in Blacktown and Coffs Harbour with two additional locations being established within Hunter New England and South Western Sydney regions.
The program is benefiting from a continuous co-production process bringing together peak bodies, mental health expertise and most importantly from young people with a lived experience of suicide and their families.
This ensures the service continues to be relevant, accessible and effective in engaging children and young people and help to inform future service delivery to this priority population.