The organisations listed below provide services for youth in the Wimmera Southern Mallee Region. Filter by category using the menu or type in key words to search.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
For 26 years Australia’s kids and young people have been turning to our professional, specialised counsellors, no matter who they are, where they live or what they want to talk about.
Over this time, we have responded to over 7.5 million contacts. For some young people, connecting with Kids Helpline has been a life-saving experience, while for others it’s about practical help and emotional support at the critical moment they need someone to listen.
The L2P program provides younger people aged between 16 and 21 with the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. The program is designed to provide driving experience for people who may not otherwise have the ability to undertake the required 120 hours to gain their probationary licence. The L2P program matches mentor drivers with younger people so they can develop their driving skills and confidence. The program provides immense personal satisfaction. It enables a younger person to gain their probationary licence and with it, the mobility required to access educational, employment and recreational opportunities.
The L2P Program in the Wimmera is coordinated by Volunteering Western Victoria.
From our Horsham office, we provide Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. They focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. They can help in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.
Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Our vision is for an Australia free of suicide.
Through the development of cutting edge education programs, apparel and community awareness initiatives LIVIN aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health, encourage one another to talk about their feelings and challenges in order to help people start ‘LIVIN’ again.
LIVIN offers a 45-minute mental health educational program called LIVINWell that is delivered by one of their experience and highly relatable facilitators with a blend of lived experience and mental health training. The program aims to break the stigma of mental health, enhance self-efficacy (helping both yourself and others) and encourage help-seeking.
LIVINWELL CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Overview of LIVIN, including an inspiring and heart-felt video explaining LIVIN’s origins.
- Conversations to drive stigma reduction.
- Information on warning signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
- Practical strategies to help those around you who might be struggling.
- Effective strategies to help yourself (coping strategies/ stress management strategies).
- Information on organizations who can provide professional help.
WHO ARE WE SPEAKING TO?
The LIVINWell program has been deliberately designed to connect with diverse audiences. The LIVINWell program is primarily delivered to:
- High Schools
- Workplaces (all industries)
- Sporting Clubs
The LIVINWell program is offered and delivered to schools within the Wimmera.
For more information on this service or if your interested to see LIVIN deliver a LIVINWell program at your school or workplace, please click here
Longerenong College conducts vocational education and training in the agriculture and land management fields at the Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma levels.
View courses offered at Longerenong here
Welcome to MADEC, a community based not for profit business delivering Employment, Training and Community Development initiatives throughout Victoria, South Australian and New South Wales.
”MADEC develops and delivers innovative and responsive education training and employment solutions”
- The upholding of trust, honesty and individual and organisation accountability in all we do and say
- The right of each and every person to be treated with respect and dignity
- The initiative and creative potential of individuals and the contribution they make to MADEC
- The professional growth and development of board members, management and staff that will enhance their skills, knowledge and experience
- The development and delivery of high quality services to our clients and customers through continuous improvements and organisational development processes
- The principles and practices of economic, social and environmental sustainability
Murtoa College is a State foundation year to year 12 (F-12) college that offers a positive learning environment for students who live in a wheat and grain farming community. Our mission statement is at the forefront of everything we do:
‘Inspiring young minds to grow into lifelong learners’
The Victorian Government has entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth Government that provides funding for chaplains over four years from 2015 to 2018.
Chaplains support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community. They work closely with wellbeing and allied health staff in schools to support students and their educational outcomes, staff, families and the wider school community.
Nhill Learning Centre is proud to be a member of Learn Local. Learn Local is a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people of all walks of life. We provide education and training programs and deliver a wide range of other services to our community.
Now every Victorian has a NURSE-ON-CALL
NURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.
Call 1300 60 60 24 for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria for health advice 24 hours a day (calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate).
Rainbow P-12 College is one of the newest P-12 Colleges in the state (becoming P-12 in 2015 with the official merging of Rainbow Primary School & Rainbow Secondary College)
This is an exciting time to be involved in education at Rainbow. Our current Strategic Plan maps out a detailed plan for the development and support of an innovative and challenging curriculum. At Rainbow P-12 we take a holsitic approach to learning providing programs that cater for the social, emotional and academic growth of each individual student. A number of new initiatives have been put in place to offer a unique brand of true P-12 schooling.
Rural Northwest Health (RNH) is a Victorian public sector health service funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments with campuses at Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Beulah.
Rural Northwest Health provides responsive quality care and community services across three campuses; Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun.
Services delivered by staff include acute care, emergency care, residential aged care, and district nursing. Allied health programs include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietary advice, podiatry, social work, counselling, exercise physiology, health promotion, planned activity groups, health education and a range of preventative health activities.
Our vision is to eliminate family violence.
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is Victoria’s statewide first response service for women, young people and children experiencing family violence.
We are committed to ensuring all women and children are able to live free from abuse – our ultimate goal is the elimination of family violence. We work towards this through a respond-recover-prevent framework.
RESPOND: We empower women, young people and children experiencing family violence and secure their safety by providing: