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Reconnect have helped me a lot in the past couple of days in organising my career plan. They are still helping me, especially with helping me to organise my enrolment in a Diploma of Community Services.


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Youth Services aim to assist young people who have left school, to continue with their education, training and/or employment. Individual case management may include motivation, problem solving, skill development, advocacy, mediation, assistance to access education training and employment services and where appropriate, referral to specialist support services.

Reconnect intensively supports early school leavers and long-term unemployed young people aged 15-24 to get into vocational education and training.

It provides flexible and highly tailored support to meet the individual needs of each young person, including support with learning and with broader needs.

Springboard intensively supports young people currently in or leaving residential and Lead Tenant out-of-home care by providing access, opportunities and support to education, training and/or employment pathways.

Reconnect and Springboard are funded by the Victorian Government.

Youth Service Links

Here are links & resources to organisations that help and support youth in and around the Ballarat region.

Provides a 24-hour telephone counselling service.

Call:  13 11 14

Beyond Blue

An independent, working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

Youth Central

The Victorian Government’s website for young people aged 12-25, you will find resources and information and articles specifically for Victoria’s youth.

Head Space

A national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.
The Central Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network
Support for youth who may be suffering from depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.


Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) was established to provide support for local indigenous people.


Part of Federation University (formally the University of Ballarat).


Supporting young people who have left school early or who are long-term unemployed.