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Rockingham Youth Centre

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Get excited! We'll be open to the public from 22 March 2021 and operational from 6 April. We are now taking bookings for our April school holiday programs so get in quick and register now.

About the Youth Centre

The Rockingham Youth Centre (RYC) is a safe and inclusive space for young people aged 12-24 years (the month they turn 12) to drop in and get involved. Programs and workshops are held during school term and holidays and are targeted at a variety of age ranges. If a young person is needing support, information, referral to a service provider or access to a PC or Wi-Fi, they are welcome to drop-in anytime during our operating hours and speak with one of our team members.


Our vision is for young people to feel engaged, encouraged and empowered to build a lifelong connection to the community. Our mission is to create a supportive environment for young people, aged 12-24 years. Rockingham Youth Centre provides a safe and inclusive space filled with diversity, fun and comfort. We aim to engage, support and inspire young people, through the provision of social, recreational and educational opportunities in hope of improving overall mindset and well-being.

Where are we?

The Rockingham Youth Centre is located on MacKinnon Street in Rockingham. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.30pm daily. You can contact us on 9591 0836 or at youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

20 MacKinnon Street, Rockingham

Who are we?

Our Youth Centre team is committed to assisting the social, emotional, psychological and physical development of young people aged 12-24 years by providing a professional youth-friendly service addressing the needs of young people.

Youth Workers are available for information, support, referral and advocacy, individual case management, groups and programs. Community Development Officers are available for early intervention and prevention workshops, information sessions and forums and community events in local education and community settings for young people aged 10-24.

Youth Workers

Our Youth Workers offer support, advocacy, referral, information and case management for 12-24 year olds living or studying in Rockingham. They provide regular services at most local secondary schools, during the scheduled times and days, young people will have access to a RYC Youth Worker. Student Services at each high school will be able to provide information on when this service is available and how young people can be referred.
 
For young people not able to access a Youth Worker at school, our Youth Workers are also available at the Rockingham Youth Centre from Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm.  

Some of the topics our Youth Workers can assist with include:
  • family conflict
  • mental health
  • financial issues
  • health
  • general health
  • legal issues
  • accommodation and homelessness
  • substance use and alcohol issues
  • employment and training
  • education
  • recreation.

Community Development Officers

Our Community Development Officers provide young people aged 10-24 years and their families with early intervention and prevention workshops, information sessions, activities, programs and community events, both at RYC and throughout the Rockingham area.
 
Workshops and information sessions cover a variety of topics including:
  • mental health
  • suicide prevention
  • resilience
  • sexual health
  • drug and alcohol use
  • transition to high school
  • youth life skills
  • education and employment.

Rockingham Youth Centre Membership

RYC memberships are for young people aged 12–24 years. Membership is free and it enables young people to book into our programs each school term and school holidays.
 
To become a member, please complete the RYC Membership form. Alternatively, you can complete a form in person with a staff member once the centre is operational from April 2021. 

What's on

April School Holidays at Rockingham Youth CentreThe programs and services at Rockingham Youth Centre focus on building resilience in young people, supporting young people to achieve their aspirations and celebrating the positive contribution that young people make in the community.
 
To see what programs and workshops the City holds throughout the year for young people, head to our youth events and activities page. Information on early intervention and prevention workshops, information sessions and forums, and community events is available here, on our Facebook page, or the City's What’s On Calendar.
 

Launch and April school holidays

Bookings are now open for our April school holiday program. See below for the details. We're also hosting a launch event on Saturday 20 March from 2pm-6pm. Bookings are required.
 
For more information on any of our programs and services, or to book in for an activity, please contact us on 9591 0836 or at youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Can I hire a room?

The Rockingham Youth Centre is a multi-functional facility designed by and for young people. The City is committed to activating the centre to its full potential. We invite service providers working with local young people to use the space for support/counselling services, workshops and relevant youth events.
 
Dedicated spaces can be booked on a casual or ongoing basis.
 
Bookings can be made through the Youth Centre Administration Officer, once the centre is operational in April 2021, on 9591 0836 or at youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au.
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