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Youth Support Services


Youth Support Service (AYSS) is a partnership between Alpine Health and NESAY providing a comprehensive continuum of care for young people with mental health concerns in the Alpine Shire. The service involves several staff from different professional backgrounds to ensure that support is tailored to the needs of each individual young person entering the service.

AYSS is a free service for young people of low to moderate risk. It is not a crisis service.

Support for Young People (10 - 18 years)

Young people can be seen at their schools or on Alpine Health hospital sites within the Alpine Shire. The service supports young people with mild to moderate mental health conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Behavioural issues (including anger management)
  • School refusal
  • Social skills or integration problems
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Other addictive behaviours

Support Staff

Position Agency Role
 Psychologist  Alpine Health General psychologist service for young people aged 10-18 yrs in the Alpine Shire
Youth Worker Alpine Health Youth worker to support schools students in Myrtleford, Bright, and Mt Beauty.
Capacity Building Alpine Health
Health Promotion / Prevention ie Alpine Saints Myrtleford Football Netball Club - Well-being Team
School Counsellor NESAY Secondary Schools. Delivered on site (or via video /phone calls) at Myrtleford, Bright and some capacity at Mt Beauty.
School Counsellor NESAY Primary schools Grade 5 & 6. Delivered on site (or via video /phone calls) at Myrtleford, Bright and some capacity at Mt Beauty.
School based Group Work Coordinator NESAY Facilitation / coordination of  group work programs in schools.

How to access AYSS services

Young people and parents can be referred through their school, GP or other service providers, self-referral or referred by a friend. 



Download the AYSS Referral Form 

Complete and return via email to

[email protected]

Call to make an appointment.

Alpine Health  03 5755 0123

NESAY Intake 03 5720 2201

referral form call for appointment
About the Alpine Youth Support Services (AYSS) Partnership

Alpine Health and NESAY have been funded for a two year period through Bushfire Recovery Victoria.  Find out more.

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