It takes a whole community to effect positive change in the lives of young people.
Accordingly, Youth Solutions appreciates the importance of collaborating with others and greatly values the partnerships it holds with other organisations, services, charities and businesses. These relationships are key to improving the health and social outcomes for young people in our community.
Youth Solutions currently receives 65% of its funding from NSW Health and the South Western Sydney Local Health District.
In the course of its work, Youth Solutions also regularly engages and collaborates with:
- Parents and families
- Teachers and educators
- Local government (specifically Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee) and elected representatives
- Other youth and health services and networks
- Other charities, service clubs and non-government organisations
- Juvenile justice
- Local Chambers of Commerce
As part of its commitment to a whole of community approach, Youth Solutions’ AOD Link program aims to provide training and education to other community sector workers, parents and carers with the aim of upskilling them to enhance their ability to support their young people and / or clients. For more information about AOD Link click here.
Youth Solutions is also an active member of many networks and committees, including:
- Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
- Academic Advisory Group
- Camden Liquor Accord
- Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce
- Campbelltown Community Drug Action Team
- Campbelltown Liquor Accord
- headspace Campbelltown Consortium
- headspace Campbelltown Schools Working Party
- Highlands Child and Wingecarribee Youth Interagency
- Macarthur Youth Services Network
- Macarthur Wingecarribee Diversity Network
- NADA Youth AOD Services Network
- South Western Sydney Local Health District Drug & Alcohol Partnership Interagency Committee
- South Western Sydney Local Health District Drug & Alcohol Partnership Steering Committee
- The Greater Narellan Business Chamber
In line with its Student Placement Program, Youth Solutions also holds partnerships with the University of Wollongong, particularly its Social Sciences and Public Health programs, and Western Sydney University, particularly the Health Promotion Practice, Medicine in Context and The Academy programs. In addition to this, the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University are Youth Solutions’ proud research partners and act as our advisory group for all research and evaluation efforts.
Youth Solutions partners with a number of other services to deliver drug and alcohol education components of Camden’s Drive 2 Stay Alive program and U Turn the Wheel programs in Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee.
Youth Solutions also regularly collaborates with a number of other services and schools in the delivery of its programs.
For more information about partnering or working with Youth Solutions, please contact our team on 02 4628 2319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Youth Solutions’ current projects click here.