Welcome to the only volunteer run Youth Services platform here on the Tweed Coast. Cabarita Youth Service provides multiple service offerings that specifically meet the diverse needs of the local youth.
Our mission is to Empower Young People – Connect Families – Strengthen Communities.
Back to Business – July Holiday Program – CoVid Safe fun
We are so excited to be able to run our Holiday Program over the July School Holidays!! In these unprecedented times we’re keeping all of our activities local to the Tweed Shire and Activities are limited to Numbers. We have developed our CoVid Safe Plan – click to Download a copy. Our Plan enables CYS to safely run our activities, transport our Youth and also to keep our Youth Worker / Volunteers to operate in accordance with the current regulations. Our key defence against Covid-19 is vigilantly maintaining social distancing and adherence to infection control measures. Your support to do this in both your work and private lives, protects you, your family, your colleagues, our clients and gives us the best chance to keep on supporting our community throughout these difficult times.
Check out these awesome Fact Sheets from Headspace for helping to balance and manage online Schooling and/or Working……. Share with friends and family and make sure they are OK.
If you think your young person might be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or needs additional support help is available.
By visiting the headspace website, young people can connect with others, interact with self-help tools and access lots of great mental health resources. This is in addition to one-to-one direct support that young people can access via eheadspace or at headspace centres.
Help is available through these mental health organisations
• headspace: visit headspace.org.au to nd your nearest centre or call headspace on 1800 650 890 • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
• ReachOut: reachout.com
• SANE Australia: 1800 187 263 or sane.org
You can speak to your local General Practitioner (GP) and help make a plan to support your young person’s mental health. Appointments with your GPs are available over the phone, via a video chat or in-person.
Search for your local health service or GP on the healthdirect website.
If you feel like someone you love might need immediate support, help is available:
National 24/7 crisis services
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
Happy Birthday!!! CYS is Turning 10!!!!
We’re so happy to announce that it’s nearly our 10th B’day!! From humble beginnings CYS has grown into an incredible organisation kicking so many goals for our local community and beyond!! This year has been our biggest yet and our Annual General Meeting just passed, saw us acknowledging just how far we’ve come!! 2018 helped put CYS on track for it’s sustainable future for the youth of Cabarita and it’s our aim to continue Empowering Young People – Connecting Families – Strengthening Communities!!!
The success of the Community Connections program is helping to Up-skill, Qualify and Train Local Youth in a variety of employment opportunities. The youth have been thriving in this program, who might have otherwise been disengaged and sitting on the edges of society. It’s been amazing to watch them become empowered and broaden their horizons!! Our hat goes off to our incredible Youth Worker Chris Hitchcock for the success of this program and his incredible work in our community!!! Thank you to the awesome local Businesses who provided a training experience for the participants, we’re forever grateful!!
Our Holiday Programs have been amazing and watch this space to see what the Summer Program will be offering!! We LOVE our volunteers who help out in these adventures and would love to have some more People on board in these adventures for the years to come.
A huge thank you to this years Major Sponsors:
Tweed Shire Council
Cabarita Beach Bowls & Sports Club
Cunning Stunts – Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Fundraiser
Attwood Marshall Lawyers
Astute Teniell Jocumsen
Tweed Coast Real Estate
& all those other businesses and individuals who helped to contribute to the financial success of CYS!!
If you would like to become a major Sponsor of CYS please get in contact and we can send you through our Sponorship Plan.