Youth Support

Meet our Youth Workers

Meet Darren and Sarah, our dedicated youth workers at Western Sydney MRC. Our youth workers play a critical role in helping youths to strengthen attachment through developing and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Casework, advocacy, information and referral

Young people continue to access Western Sydney MRC’s services to be supported through casework, information and referral, advocacy, and to develop the skills and capacity to address the various issues that they face.

Education and employment pathways continue to be the primary concern of young people, as they seek support in identifying their options regarding work and study as relevant to their skills and personal experience.

Expressing emotions

Self-regulation by finding ways to understand and express emotions

Part of a team

Being part of a group where they can contribute and support others

Awareness of others

Understanding and being aware of other’s feelings with a focus on how our actions impact on others

Diversity

Learning to celebrate and respect diversity

Respect

Respecting themselves and others

Our Programs include:

Beyond
Beyond is a program that aims to create a positive environment for local young women, from refugee backgrounds aged between 14-19 to network with female role models. The program provides a platform for lifelong inspiration, skill sharing and having fun.
DropZone
Dropzone is a free after-school program for young people to have fun and socialise through physical activity and free play. Participants can play soccer, basketball, boxing, dance, and more!
Youth Mentoring Program
Our mentoring program aims to support and build the capacity of young people from a refugee background to achieve their goals and shape their own futures.
Homework Support
The Western Sydney MRC Homework Support program continues to provide support to a core group of students every week – the majority of these students have been attending the program regularly for the past few years. We see a number of younger siblings begin to access the program as well.

Seeking Support

We can offer information and support with:

  • Individual Casework
  • Free Homework Support
  • Information and advice around your options for work and study
  • Sports and fun activities happening around Liverpool and at the MRC
  • Applying for funding and developing your own programs, excursions or events
  • Referrals to youth organisations

We offer one on one casework for our young community assisting them with identifying goals both personal and professional. Our youth workers assist with identifying options to achieve their goals and supporting them through to accomplish. This often involves assisting young people in creating resumes and applying for jobs, coaching and interview practice runs.

Overall, our approach is to ensure that our youth workers create a positive relationship with young people, supporting them in day to day life challenges. We aim to build skills and ‘coping mechanisms’ to ensure that when they leave our service they are well equipped to tackle whatever life may bring their way. And that they stay in touch as they move along life’s journey.

If you are a newly arrived refugee or migrant young person and need information or help regarding a youth-related issue or to find out more fill in the form below or give us a call on 02 8778 1200 

Related Links

Volunteering

Homework Support

Beyond Girls Program

Find out more

If you want to find out more about our youth programs give us a call on 8778 1200 or contact us via email.