Youth Services

You might need someone to help you figure things out, or just want to talk about what’s going on in your life. That’s where our youth services come in – we’re here to support you through whatever you’re going through. We can provide information, referrals and connect you with services and programs that can help. We can also just listen – sometimes that’s all you need. We’re here to support you.


headspace Tamworth (and the outposts Gunnedah, Narrabri, Moree)  and headspace Armidale offer free early intervention services and support to young people aged 12 – 25 (and their family and friends) experiencing mild to moderate difficulties in four key areas:

  • Mental health
  • Physical and sexual health
  • Work and study
  • Alcohol and other drugs
headspace Tamworth (and outposts) and headspace Armidale service providers work together to make it as easy as possible for young people and their family and friends to access the support they require including making referrals to other services internally and externally. This may include allocation to our Youth Complex Care program (Nurture, Growth & Resilience – NRG) which is co-located with headspace.

Please click here to complete an online referral to headspace Tamworth or headspace Armidale (or their outposts) >

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Nurturing Resilience & Growth (NRG)

Nurturing Resilience and Growth (NRG) provides mental health support to young people, aged 12 to 25, who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, complex mental health issues.

This program is co-located with Centacare’s headspace services, allowing for transition of clients depending on client need.

Please click on the link above to complete an online referral to headspace Tamworth or headspace Armidale (or their outposts).

Individual Placement and Support

The Individual Placement Support (IPS) program is designed to help young people experiencing mental health problems into employment. The program seeks to source appropriate employment suitable for the young person. The program differs from other employment services by working in tandem with clinical interventions and employer support.

Youth Drug and Alcohol Service (YDAS)

Youth Drug and Alcohol Service (YDAS) is a strengths based recovery model of care, focusing on the principles of early intervention, harm minimisation, engagement and delivery of evidence-based practices to promote best treatment outcomes for young people.

YDAS is available in the Moree, Narrabri and Tamworth LGAs only.

Click here for our online referral form >

Youth on Track (YOT)

Youth on Track is an early intervention program that supports young people aged 10-17 years of age, who are at risk of ongoing engagement in the criminal justice system.

The program provides intensive one on one case management that is tailored to the specific criminogenic factors that affect the young person risk of reoffending. Factors can include substance use, peer relations, education/employment, attitudes and beliefs, family living circumstances, leisure/recreation and personality/behaviour. Case management support is generally 3-12 months in duration.

Keep On Track

Keep on Track is an early intervention program that supports young people aged 10-17 years of age, who are at risk of ongoing engagement in the criminal justice system.

Keep On Track will support and complement the Youth on Track program and will be available in Tamworth, Armidale, Narrabri & Moree. The caseworkers will work with young people aged between 10-17 years to address any social/welfare issues, prior to them having committed a crime. Our aim is to reconnect young people back with education/employment opportunities, as well as link them in with recreational activities and community based programs; helping to improve their engagement and reduce any antisocial behaviours. 

Click here for our online referral form >

Dubbed the Cathedral City, Armidale in the New England High Country is one of Australia’s most elegant regional cities. With an altitude of a kilometre above sea level, it’s known for vibrant autumn foliage and cool breezes in summer. Wander its streets and find 19th century churches mixed with modern cafes and restaurants.

Our office in Armidale is nestled on the edge of the CBD, on the corner of Dangar and Rusden Streets. We have been in this same location since we began providing services, expanding into other areas of the building as we have grown.

World Heritage wilderness, gem fossicking and a Celtic festival are some of the charms of this captivating rural town in the beautiful New England High Country of NSW. Historic Glen Innes has 30 heritage-listed buildings and a picture-postcard main street.

Our Glen Innes office is located in Grey Street, within Glen Innes’ CBD. This is our second location in this town, having outgrown our first location within months of opening the office there.

This is the place that is home to koalas, beautiful sunsets, vibrant community spaces – and us.

Gunnedah is the place where agriculture, innovation and small business meet. We have the giant natural canvas of our landscapes – and a few giant man-made artworks!

We hope you enjoy everything our beautiful region has to offer.

Located in Henry Street, our office is just outside the CBD in a quiet, private and leafy street. Pop in to say hello!

An elegant and historic town by the MacIntyre River, Inverell is in the heart of gemstone country. Try your luck fossicking for sapphires and other precious stones on the banks of the river, where people have been seeking their fortune since 1854.

Our office is located in Oliver Street, just off the main street. With plenty of parking across the road.

A place of relaxation and rejuvenation, Moree is in the beautiful Gwydir Valley in northwest NSW. Soak in hot artesian springs, sourced naturally from deep inside the Great Artesian Basin, and discover the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich waters.

Our office is located in Auburn Street, just back from the main street.

The Narrabri Region is the heart of the rich Namoi Valley located in north west NSW. Come and discover what makes our region a great place to visit!

Our office is located on Barwan Street, just outside of the CBD.

You might know us as the Country Music Capital, home to Australia’s First City of Light, or the gateway to the New England. But that’s just the beginning…It’s where rich heritage meets outdoor adventure, arts and culture complements luxury, and sport intersects action and fun.

We have two offices located in Tamworth. Our main office is located on in the V Guy Cable Building, just outside of the CBD on Marius Street.

Walgett Shire proudly offers all the ingredients for a great outback holiday; scenery, relaxation, recreation and revitalisation. It has an abundance of wildlife and flora on display, not to mention the spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets to open and close your day.

Our office is located on Wee Waa Street.

The Family Rural Resilience Program at Centacare NENW will be presenting a FREE anger management program for young men aged 12 - 14 years.

Youth Services