Make a Referral

Connected to Care 1:1 Youth Support Program Referral Form

Connected to Care (C2C) is designed to support young people aged 12-18 experiencing disadvantage to connect with local support services and social opportunities. Participants will link with a Support Planner who will assist the young person to identifying and address their personal challenges, connecting them to local support services to ensure they are mentally and physically healthy, safe and able to thrive. Young people also have the opportunity to participate in a range of Half Day psychosocial support and community engagement programs, through our partners Rest in Essence and EquiEnergy Youth, providing links to the community to develop social, emotional and educational skills and enhance their economic and social outcomes.

Disclaimer: The Lake Macquarie & Newcastle Suicide Prevention Network takes all care in providing support services to individuals, families and the community. We do not take responsibility for the outcomes of any persons accessing our services and cannot guarantee outcomes expected from an individual accessing our services. Any information or referral provided by our service regarding external service providers and their programs are suggestions only. Individuals are responsible for indicating interest in referral to an external agency. The Lake Macquarie &Newcastle Suicide Prevention Network takes no responsibility in the outcomes achieved by external agencies, or in the delivery of programs and services by external agencies.

Clients who are at acute or immediate risk of suicide or self-harm should be referred to an Emergency Department / Acute Mental Health Service

Emergency Care Plan: Important Numbers

Mental Health Advice Line 1300 280 737

Youth Blue 1300 224 636

OCD & Anxiety Help Line 1300 269 438

Domestic Violence Line GP 1800 737 732

After Hours Support Line 1800 022 222

Child Protection Helpline 13 21 11

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Family Referral Service 1800 066 757

Suicide Line 1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Lifeline 13 11 14

DirectLine (Drug & Alcohol) 1800 888 236

Parent Line 1300 130 052

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Emergency 000