Support services for young people

The Inner West Council hosts a range of services with various partners in the local government area.

To contact our Youth Team Leader please message:

          Charlie Coorey - - 02 9335 2156

There are a number of local area support services for young people.  Find links below.


youth-pointYouth Point Directory

A mobile youth services directory featuring agencies who provide services to young people in NSW. 

The website acts as a point of contact for young people looking for assistance with accommodation, health services, case management, legal supports or employment/education. 

This service directory can be equally as relevant for youth workers or other professionals working within the youth sector.

Visit the Youth Point Directory website 

headspace-ashfieldHeadspace Ashfield

260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, NSW, 2131.
(02) 9193 8000

Australia's leading youth mental health service  headspace, is now operating in Ashfield.

The Centre is open to assist young people with health advice and support and information, around a range of matters including:

  • caring for others;
  • stress;
  • relationships;
  • employment;
  • depression.

Services include mental health counselling, education and employment support, alcohol and other drugs services, community engagement activities, physical/ sexual health services

Find out more by checking out the headspace website

myrcMarrickville Youth Resource Centre

Cnr Yablsey Ave & Northcote St, Marrickville NSW 2204
(02) 9564 3222

MYRC offers a variety of services for young people aged 12 to 24 years including:

  • Recreation Afternoons;
  • School Holiday Programs;
  • Computer Room;
  • Music Studio;
  • Youthblock counselling;
  • GP services and
  • Short term projects.

You will also find youth workers who will support you and refer you to an appropriate specialist service when necessary.

Find out more at the Marrickville Youth Resource Centre website

debbieandabbieMarrickville PCYC Debbie and Abbey Borgia Community Rec Centre

531 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, NSW - 02 9559 7722

The Debbie & Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre has three multi-purpose indoor sports courts, eight community meeting and activity rooms and the Steel Park Café.

The Centre provides sport, recreation, leisure and other activities for all sections of the community: toddlers, teenagers, parents, senior citizens, sporting teams, school groups and community organisations.


Balmain PCYCBalmain PCYC

372 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041 -  02 9810 2234

Located just down from the historic Town Hall on Darling Street, the  club has played a vital role in supporting the young people of Balmain and its surrounds since 1938. We have a range of fun, safe activities including Kids boxing, kids yoga, kids dance, school holiday programs, martial arts and much more.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS) telephone services

Phone: 1800 250 015
ADIS provides 24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs. ADIS counsellors are trained to work with people who are concerned about their own alcohol and drug use, as well as callers who are concerned about their family or friends. ADIS is a free service which is available to all residents of NSW.

Family Drug Support (FDS)

Phone: 1300 368 186
Family Drug Support (FDS)provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone support to families and carers in crisis due to alcohol and other drug use issues. FDS is staffed by volunteers who have experience of family members with alcohol and other drug use. FDS also provide face-to-face support meetings and resources for family members.

Stimulant Treatment Line (STL)

Sydney metropolitan: Phone - (02) 9361 8088
Regional and rural NSW: Phone: -1800 10 11 88
The Stimulant Treatment Line (STL) provides information, referral, crisis counselling and support specifically for people who use stimulants, such as methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. The STL is a free service with counsellors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with callers about their own or someone else's stimulant use.

Youth Off The Streets - Dunlea AOD Youth Service

Sydney metropolitan - (02) 9721 5750
Dunlea Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Service provides drug and alcohol support from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. The service helps young people aged 13-19 years old who want to take control of their drug use.  

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Page last updated: 14 May 2021