Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Youth Services Unit Overview

About Us

The Huon Valley Council's Youth Services Unit provides a wide range of programs and events for young people aged 12-25 years. All programs are designed to build the capacity of young people by:

  • Engaging youth as a resource not simply a recipient of services;
  • Focusing on supporting young people and their families and promoting self development; and
  • Ensuring young people are included as part of the planning and decision making process of all relevant programs and events.

Council's Youth Services Unit identifies and creates opportunities for young people with diverse interests, networks and experiences. The Unit provides access to support, mentoring and resources that young people need:

  • Health promotion
  • National youth week events (annual)
  • Workshops and education for example STI prevention, relationships, bullying etc.
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Access to the Youth Health Fund

Open access provides young people the opportunity to speak with a youth worker located behind the main Council building (look for the sign).

Information and assistance are provided on a range of issues that young people may encounter, including; family conflict, accommodation, drug and alcohol issues, relationships, sexual health, sexuality and employment.

Opening hours are 3pm-5pm every Thursday

Young people and their families can call in any time. However, because the Youth officers offer a range of programs off site there may not always be a Youth officer in the office. The designated hours above each week guarantee that a Youth officer will be available during this time.

Skate Parks

The Council maintains three skate parks; Youth Services Unit use these to support seasonal events and competitions.

National Youth Week

Australia's largest celebration of young people, National Youth Week is held in April each year. Many young people get involved and the Youth Services Unit supports Youth Week by implementing events across the municipal area.

Youth Programs

The Youth Services Unit offers a variety of inclusive, contemporary programs and events for young people. These include art based workshops, National Youth Week events and health promotion. Programs and events are designed to enhance life skills, create new opportunities, promote leadership and team work, build self esteem and increase communication skills.

Check out our facebook page - HVC Youth Services

Huon Valley Council Youth Services Unit, PO Box 210, Huonville 7109, (03) 6264 0300, hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au, www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au
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