Urgent Help
IS THIS AN EMERGENCY? Are you or others in danger? Do you need an ambulance or the police? 24 HOURS
Lifeline 24 hour phone line for crisis support and suicide prevention. 24 HOURS
13YARN 24 hour crisis phone line support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 24 HOURS

Annual Reports

We’re proud to have supported 100,000 young people and families over the past quarter-century. Read more about our impact in the community.

2013/14 YSAS Annual Report

In 2013 – 2014 YSAS has had the privilege of supporting 4,765 highly vulnerable and high risk young people, or those at risk of becoming so — a 27% increase on the previous year. We are most grateful to you all for helping young people to take control of their health and wellbeing and in so doing combat substance dependence and misuse, mental illness and social disconnection.

2014/15 YSAS Annual Report

2014 -2015 was a momentous year for YSAS. We farewelled
both our long-standing Chairperson and our CEO, Paul Bird, who in a relatively short time made a big impact. We also welcomed six new Board members as representatives of our three shareholder organisations. YSAS Out of Home Care Toolbox was established in addition to 4,186 episodes of care through our alcohol and drug treatment services.

2015/16 YSAS Annual Report

In 2015 – 2016 YSAS supported 8,455 young people who completed 4,478 episodes of care though our drug and alcohol treatment programs. It’s the year that 14 youth groups shared the significant recommendation for YSAS to raise the age of its alcohol and other drug programs from 21 to 25.

2017 YSAS Annual Report

In 2017 YSAS supported 1,834 young people through 4,811 episodes of care in our alcohol and other drug treatment programs. The Youth Support Service assisted 417 individual clients in the same year headspace Collingwood and Frankston welcomed 1,417 new young people to our mental health services. The YSAS Marriage Equality = Equal Rights statement is included in this report.