Young People

Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between normal behaviour, such as feeling moody, irritable, emotional and sometimes wanting to be alone, or whether a mental health problem is developing. It can be confusing at times and it is important to look after yourself during this process.

When to Get Help

If you have such feelings and they persist for most of every day for two weeks or longer and interfere with your ability to manage at home, school or at work, then you might benefit from getting an assessment by one of our workers.

ycentral is a ‘network’ of services in the one location delivering easy access and assistance for young people experiencing distress. Some of the services at ycentral are headspace, specialist mental health services, drug & alcohol, vocational support networks (employment), accommodation services and primary health clinics including Doctors and counsellors.

Does it cost anything?

Services at ycentral are free of charge.

How do I get Help?

If you need online support, eheadspace is an online and telephone service that supports young people and their families going through a tough time. The service is confidential so your conversations are private and secure unless the counsellor is worried about your or someone else’s safety.

headspace has new support groups at Gosford and Lake Haven for 2016 Term 1

Information About:




 2015 Central Coast Youth Directory



 If you are feeling suicidal it is very important to seek immediate help, preferably by a mental health practitioner.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 eheadspace online counsellingMental Health Line 1800 011 511

Kids Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline Australia Ph: 13 11 14
For urgent mental health issues call the Mental Health Line Ph: 1800 011 511 (24hrs 7 days a week)