Youth

How We Can Help

ACSO provides a range of programs and services especially designed for young people. This includes support with mental health, housing and employment.

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Victoria

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service

The Youth Residential Rehabilitation (YRR) service provides residential psychosocial rehabilitation support to young people aged 16–25 with a mental health issue. The aim of the YRR services is to help young people to achieve their recovery goals. 

This may include:

  • Learning or relearning skills and gaining the confidence required for independent living 
  • Learning to better manage their mental illness 
  • Developing social relationships, social connections, recreation, physical health, education
  • Vocational training, employment and housing, and other needs. 

Individuals If you would like to be considered for the YRR program call 1300 022 760 or complete our intake form. 

Professionals: If you would like to make a professional referral on someone’s behalf complete our intake form.

Click here to access the professional referrals page.

The YRR service is available in Victoria only.

For more information email mhcss@acso.org.au.

Victoria

Youth Outreach Recovery Support

Youth Outreach Recovery Support (YORS) is a Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS) for young people aged 16-25 years who are experiencing mental health symptoms or significant psychological distress. As part of the YORS program, young people will receive short to medium term flexible outreach wellbeing support to help them to better manage their mental health, develop practical life skills for independent living and self-care, engage in community life, access other health and social support services they need, and make the journey towards recovery and the life they want. YORS provides support to young people pre and post entry to the Youth Recovery Rehabilitation (YRR) service and as an alternative to a YRR placement. 

YORS service is available in Victoria only.

Individuals: Young people can self-refer to YORS. With the young person’s consent, referrals can also be made by family members or carers, schools and youth services. If you would like to be considered for the YORS program complete our intake form.

Professionals: GPs, private and public mental health clinicians, headspace, Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS), as well as health and social support services such as those related to homelessness, justice, out of home care, and substance use or addiction can refer. If you would like to make a professional referral complete our intake form.

Click here to access the professional referrals page.

For more information call 1300 022 760 or email mhcss@acso.org.au.