The Brimbank Youth Services Resources page provides a range of support for young people, parents and educators.

On this page you will find resource links and information to a range of support services available to young people.

Young parents see below to find resources including child care, maternal health information, playgroup / kindergarden programs and more.

Browse through below tabs to see youth related apps, online support, strategic plans, referral forms and information for young parents and the community.

Choose a category and browse resources relating to you.

What's on in the West

A guide for young people listing heaps of programs and activities run throughout Brimbank and the West during the school holidays. Download the latest issue of ‘What’s on in the West’ here.

Request to Support Event Form

If you would like to request Brimbank Youth Services to support your event, please download and complete this form.

Street Smart Handbook (VIC PCYC)

This handbook is an official AUSPOL – Police Welfare Association, the information contained inside is directly relevant for the school leaver who is entering into the world of adulthood. There is vital information regarding drugs, sex, money, jobs, travelling, healthy mind and much more.

For Students - Wellbeing support over the school holidays

After a year including bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, students may need more mental health support than usual over the school holidays.

Two fact sheets have been developed to support student mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this time.

For Parents & Carers - Wellbeing support over the school holidays

After a year including bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, students may need more mental health support than usual over the school holidays.

Two fact sheets have been developed to support student mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this time.

B-Heard Referral Form

We offer a youth support program for young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work or study in Brimbank at no cost. Please download this referral form to register for this service.

L2P Program Referral Form

L2P is a learner driving program for young people aged 16-20 years of age and community volunteers who live, work and study in Brimbank.

Click the link to see if you are eligible and how to enrol on the waiting list.

The Brimbank Youth Strategy 2020 - 2024

The Brimbank Youth Strategy 2020 – 2024 is a key policy for Brimbank City Council which sets out strategy and actions for Council to meet the priority needs of young people in Brimbank.

The Youth Participation and Engagement Model

The Brimbank Youth Participation and Engagement model outlines how Brimbank City Council will hear and act upon the voices of young people. For more information about these opportunities check out “Our Programs”.

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.

The Check-In

This app provides building blocks for how you would approach your friend and gives you a confidence boost to know what to do if your friend does need support.


SAM is an application to help you understand and manage anxiety.

Beyond Now Suicide Safety Plan

If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments.

If you are looking for further help online, here are some useful links:

Brimbank Youth Services Directory

This directory is a youth specific online guide to helpful services in Brimbank and neighbouring areas.

Kids Helpline

A counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.


A confidential, free and secure space where young people and families can chat with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Reach Out

Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, where you can get the help you need, where and when you need it.

Youth Beyond Blue

Australian organisation provides information about depression and anxiety.

The MoodGYM

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

Centre for Multicultural Youth

Help and support for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Young Carers

Help and support for young people who are carers for family members.


QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Bite Back

A space for young people to focus on the good stuff in life.

It’s All Right

Helping young people deal with mental illness in the family.

Minus 18

Minus 18 is one of the leading LGBTQIA+ organisations that is dedicated to leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia that is inclusive to LGBTQAI+ young people.
The run events, workshops and training, volunteer and advocacy opportunities.

Q Life

Q Life is an Australian wide anonymous LGBTQIA+ mental health support via telephone and web chat which is delivered by trained LGBTQIA+ people.
Their services caters towards LGBTQIA+ people, their friends, families and LGBTQIA+ health professionals.


Queerspace is a part of Drummond Street Services. The service offers counselling, program, education and support to those who are LGBTQIA+ and their families and friends.

Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network is a service that aims to provide education and training as well as connection to other LGBTQIA+ services and programs.
They have a LGBTQIA+ directory.


Charlee is a place where you can find resources and stories as well as connections to various services that provide support for LGBTQIA+ mental health and crisis support.

Brimbank Maternal Child Health

Brimbank Council provides no-cost regular health and development checks for your children (birth to school age), through community-based Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services.

Brimbank City Council Childcare

Learn about the early childhood care and education programs in our community.

Raising Children Network provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding – supporting, educating and advocating for a breastfeeding inclusive society.

SIDS and Kids

Advocating for a future where no child dies suddenly and unexpectedly during pregnancy, infancy or in childhood.

Starting Blocks

Starting Blocks provides parents with information about early childhood education and care.

Playgroup Victoria

Playgroups bring young children, parents, families and communities together to learn and develop through informal play activities and social interaction.

Kindergarten Programs

Practical information for Victorian parents and carers.

Unlocking Success

A student's guide to conquering exams and discovering their future! Proudly created by the BYC 2023.

We recognise that after the past couple of years students are feeling unsure about what the future looks and what their next steps might be for study or career choices. We’ve created this handy, dandy tool kit to support your study and career goal needs. You’ll find here; study tips, how to support your wellbeing through exam time and steps to take towards your future career.

The resource was put together by young people as part of their participation in the Brimbank Youth Council program, supported by Brimbank Youth Services.

In Colour - Accepting, Celebrating, Embracing

Brimbank is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse communities, with almost half of its residents born outside Australia, and more than half speaking a language other than English at home.

This booklet is an exploration of young people’s connection to culture, and highlights what cultural diversity means to us by providing a glimpse into our stories, our experiences and our lives.

The resource was put together by young people as part of their participation in the Brimbank Youth Council program, supported by Brimbank Youth Services.

The Bold Source

The Bold Source is a youth magazine led by an editorial team of young people between the ages of 10 and 25 with a connection to Brimbank. The editorial team publishes an annual magazine which acts as a platform to share young people’s stories.

CoHealth - GenZine

GenZine has been created by a group of young people from the western suburbs of Melbourne to promote and raise awareness of gender equity. When reading GenZine, we hope you recognize that everyone no matter what gender, should have equal rights, opportunities, responsibilities and should be treated with respect. No matter where you are or who you are with, we all deserve to have this basic human right.

5 Simple Exercises

🧔♂️ Calling all men! It’s time to prioritize your health and well-being. Our Men’s Health Week Exercises are designed to target key areas of fitness and promote overall wellness, helping you to start a healthy life style so that you can achieve your other goals.

Healthy and Respectful Relationships

Sexual and reproductive health covers a range of issues including the right to healthy and respectful relationships. Learn more by checking out our helpful resources and following the links to support services.

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