Useful links, contacts and resources

This page offers information, resources and links about issues affecting young people and their families.

Health, wellbeing and general support

  • Goulburn Valley Health is the main health service in the Goulburn Valley. Services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, Surgery, Medical Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Mental Health, Outpatients, community-based health programs and services at Tatura and Rushworth. GV Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides specialist mental health treatment and care to children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.
  • The Bridge Youth Service provides young people with Housing Assistance, School and Education Support, Pregnancy, Parenting and Family Services, Family Relationships and Early Intervention Programs.
  • The Diversity Project aims to create a safer, more inclusive and healthier community for young people under 25 years old who are LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender divers and non-binary, intersex, queer and asexual) in Greater Shepparton and Moria Shires. The school engagement programs work with students who may be at risk of disengaging with school, and encourage them to find confidence in their strengths, attend school regularly and get the most out of their education.
  • Reclink develop programs to meet the needs of the community with the objectives of delivering better physical health, mental health and greater social inclusion for those who take part. They have specific programs/ activities for young people.
  • Activities in the Park provides an opportunity for Greater Shepparton residents and visitors to explore our parks, playgrounds, facilities and pools and participate in a number of free and low cost activities encouraging people to engage with their community, be outdoors and be physically active. They have specific programs/activities for young people
  • The Office for Youth works to create a Victoria where all young people are healthy, safe, connected and empowered to contribute to the issues that affect them.
  • Rumbalara – Early intervention support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Caring and supporting young people at risk and/or first contact with Victoria Police.
  • Primary Care Connect – Youth Support Service works with vulnerable youth who are at risk of entering the justice system via contact with the police, disengaging from school, and risk-taking behaviours.
  • The Salvation Army – Youth Services has a range of programs for young people, their families and the community.
    • Youth Justice Group Conferencing and Diversion: If you are required to present at Children’s Court you may be given the opportunity to participate in a Youth Justice Group Conference or Youth Diversion Conference.
    • Youth Justice Community Support Service (YJCSS) is an integrated approach to the provision of intensive support and services to Youth Justice clients to complement the statutory case management undertaken by Youth Justice units.
    • Youth Homelessness and Housing Support: Case Managers provide support to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
    • Youth Accommodation: The Salvation Army Northeast Youth Services provides youth accommodation for young people aged 16-25
  • Berry Street – Programs for young people cover areas including housing, preventing youth homelessness, and support and mentoring. We work alongside young people and support them to achieve their goals.
  • The Orange Door are here to help young people if: 
    • someone close to you is hurting you, controlling you or making you feel afraid
    • something bad is happening at home 
    • you’re not getting what you need to be OK from your family or carer
    • you’re worried about the safety of someone you know, like a friend or family member
  • Beyond Blue – A free mental health service to help connect you to the right information.
    • Young People: There can be many challenges to the way you think, act and feel when you’re finding your feet as a young person. If there’s something getting you down, whether it be exams, bullying or your body, there’s something you can do about it.
    • The challenges you face can have lasting impacts on your mental health, so it’s important to talk to someone about it and reach out for support. Find information on who you can talk to and tips on how to talk about mental health.
  • Lifeline – A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
  • Goulburn Valley Centre Against Sexual Assault assist people who have been sexually assaulted to recover from the trauma of sexual assault and its consequences.
  • Marian Community – A free and confidential service for women and children experiencing family violence. Provides outreach support, court support, advocacy, information and referral. This is done by responding to the individual needs of each client in a holistic way with a focus on providing real opportunities to make a path out of violent relationships.
    • Ph: (03) 5821 9458 or After Hours 1800 015 188
  • Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project work to ensure all children, young people and families in Greater Shepparton reach their full potential and thrive. They have a program for young people such as ‘OLLY’ provides a welcoming space for young people to access, food, social interaction, learning experiences and links to referral services.

Employment services

  • Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network (GMLLEN) manages the Network of Youth Services and can provide up-to-date contacts for services relating to young people.
  • The Apprenticeship Factory is there every step of the way to provide mentoring and ongoing support to the apprentice and trainee.
  • CVGT Employment is ready to match job seekers with the right employer. We understand the barriers you face and provide the support you need.
  • MEGT – Employment Services help job seekers kick-start their careers through a diverse range of programmes, across several industries.

Education services

  • GOTAFE Shepparton – Skills and Jobs Centres are one-stop shops for anyone looking for career planning advice. 
  • Latrobe University Shepparton campus – Whatever your pathway to university – from year 12, TAFE, or if you are returning to study – dedicated staff are committed to your success and helping you achieve your dreams.
  • University of Melbourne – Learn more about the different pathways available at Melbourne to become a doctor