What we do

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KYDS ensures young people aged 10-18 who live or go to school in Northern Sydney can reach out for mental health support when they need it, with no barriers in their way.

We provide free, tailored counselling to young people and their families for as long as it’s required, without the need for a Medicare card, GP referral or mental health plan.

Our dedicated team of qualified mental health professionals provide a range of services that empower young people to have a say in the type of intervention that works best for them. Support includes individual counselling, family-based interventions, parenting intervention, therapeutic group sessions and well-being programs.

We actively seek to strengthen the links between young people, their families and others in their support network to help them overcome their challenges and build resilience, in a warm and inclusive environment. KYDS is here to support the unique journey of every young person towards a healthier and happier life.

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Our comprehensive approach

KYDS takes a comprehensive approach to mental health, the promotion of mental well-being and the prevention of mental health challenges. The support we provide is guided by 8 core principles, which are consistent with the National Children’s Mental Health and Well-being Strategy:

Individual-centred • Needs-based Accessible Holistic Systemic Strengths-basedFeedback informed • Early intervention

Our personalised counselling services are complemented by school workshops and presentations for students and staff, along with a regular calendar of webinars for parents, carers and community members.

 

Workshops & Presentations

KYDS has supported more than 60 schools, reaching in excess of 17,000 students, through the delivery of over 150 workshops.

Our simple, effective and evidence-based tools are designed to empower young people on their mental health journey.

Webinars

Our experienced clinical team offers parents, carers and other community members the opportunity to participate in free webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year.

These informative sessions will help you to better understand your young person and the challenges they are facing.