Working with a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Coach, explore what affects your mental health and better understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences. We help you find strategies to manage your mental health and build skills to make changes that help now and for the future.

Service details

What is YORS?

YORS is a mental health program, offering short to medium-term outreach support to young people aged 16 – 25 experiencing mental health symptoms or psychological distress.

YORS welcomes LGBTQIA+ young people. The program is culturally safe and inclusive of First Nations peoples and people of all cultural backgrounds and faiths.

What can we help with?

Work with a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Coach, to strengthen your ability to manage your mental health, and work on goals that matter to you. Here are some areas we can support with:

  • Working to improve your mental health & wellbeing
  • Discovering your strengths & building on your skills
  • Building relationships & social connections
  • Getting involved in activities that you’re interested in
  • Exploring education, training & work options
  • Gaining support for concerns you might have with alcohol or other drug use
  • Building independent living skills
  • Exploring secure housing options
  • Referrals to other services
  • Work together with your families, carers or other supports
  • Opportunities to connect with peer workers

YORS compliments other mental health supports and case management services.

How is YORS connected to YRR?

Youth Outreach Recovery Support (YORS) compliments the existing Youth Residential Recovery Program (YRR) by providing an outreach support option to eligible young people. Young people can access YORS before or after participating in YRR. Young people participating in YORS can access some group programs and activities at YRR during the week.

Fees & eligibility

YORS is for young people aged 16 – 25 years in Victoria, who are experiencing mental health symptoms or significant psychological distress.

If you need immediate help or are experiencing current psychological distress call

Emergency services: 000

Lifeline: 13 11 14

cohealth is the YORS provider in Melbourne’s Northern, North West, Inner West and South West Metro areas. Other YORS providers operate across Victoria.

Contact the intake service in your area to complete intake & assessment. They will then connect you to your local YORS provider. Referrals can be made by young people or their supports.

Referral to Northern Metro area (Darebin & Whittlesea)

Intake is done by EACH

Phone: 1300 003 224 

Referral to North West, Inner West & South West Metro (Melton, Brimbank, Hume, Moreland, Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Hobson Bay, Wyndham, Maribyrnong)

Intake is done by Neami National
Phone: 1300 379 462

This service is free.

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cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, inner-north and inner-west, and the east coast of Tasmania.

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