Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

City of Casey Youth Counselling and Support Service (YCASS)

The Youth Counselling and Support team offer free, confidential, short term counselling for young people aged 10 to 25 who have a strong link to the City of Casey. The service also supports parents and carers of young people who are experiencing difficulties or concerned about their child's mental wellbeing.

• Individual Youth Counselling: for young people 13-25 years old who live, work, study or have a significant connection to Casey.
• Parent Assisted Therapy: for children 10-12 years old, where parents will be actively involved in the counselling process and implementing strategies at home.
• Parent Support Sessions: for parents or carers of 10-25 year olds, with the aim of providing mental health information, communication strategies with and refining parenting skills.

All services are confidential and offered free, without the need for a mental health care plan. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 13 before they can begin receiving services.

Service Name: City of Casey Youth Counselling and Support Service (YCASS)

Phone: Call: 9792 7279 or text: 0417 347 909

Service Area: City of Casey

Eligibility Criteria: Young people aged 10-25 and their parents/carers