If you're 10-25 years of age and live, work or study in the City of Boroondara, we have a range of youth programs you can get involved in.

Our youth programs are a great way to meet like-minded people, make friends, learn new skills and connect with the community.

The Body Project Program 

The Body Project Australia is a series of workshops where young people who identify as female aged 14-18 can come together and discuss the pressures faced by young people to conform to society’s appearance ideals. Meet peers in your community, talk openly and feel better about your body.

More information

For more information contact:

  • Caroline Varney – Boroondara Youth Support and Program Worker
    9278 4608
     or [email protected]
  • Sara Hanna– Headspace Hawthorn Community Engagement Worker
    9006 6500 or [email protected]

Boroondara Youth Voice

Are you aged between 16-25 and want to be a voice for the Boroondara Community? Get involved with Boroondara Youth Voice and help the council shape services and programs around what really matters to young people.

We usually meet every couple of weeks at our Youth Hub: Level 1, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

To join, contact Boroondara Youth on 9278 4608 or email [email protected]

    Young Carers - SPACE4US program 

    A peer support program for young people who have a parent, sibling, or other adult with a mental illness.

    Having a family member who is affected by a mental illness can be a confusing and isolating experience for young people. The SPACE4US program aims to build a sense of community, provide some respite and increase participants’ understanding of what their family member is experiencing.

    The program’s objectives are to help young people:

    • have fun
    • increase knowledge of mental health and illness
    • improve coping strategies and help-seeking behaviour
    • improve the sense of connection to their peers, family and community
    • provide opportunities to engage and support families and carers of participants.

    Activities can include:

    • self-care: mindfulness practices, art therapy, developing confidence in help seeking
    • mental health promotion: developing more insight in to mental health and mental illness
    • excursions/activities: laser tag, bowling, lunches and art workshops

    Next Program

    To find out about the next 6 week SPACE4US program please:

    Fill out the referral form

    You can also contact [email protected] or 0466 408 757.

    This program is a joint partnership between St Vincent’s Hospital FAPMI - Families where parents have a mental illness program, Boroondara Youth Services and Villa Marie Catholic Homes.


    Learn how to plan, run and take part in music, art and cultural events for young people in supervised and safe venues - that are drug, alcohol and smoke free.

    Events include live music and cultural events, like the Boroondara Youth Film Festival and Battle of the Bands, with either booked tickets or tickets-on-the-door options.

    To get involved:

    Be part of FReeZa

    If you'd like to be part of FReeZa:

     Submit a participation form.

    Play at a FReeZa event

    We are always looking for new acts of all genres including acoustic and solo performers.

    Submit a gig expression of interest form

    For more information, visit the FReeZa website.

    Youth Reference Group

    Get involved in the Youth Reference Group and help Council shape services and programs around what really matters to young people.

    We usually meet every couple of weeks at our 360 Youth Resource Centre.

    To join, contact Youth Services on 9278 4608 or email y[email protected]

    Jump Start Your Future Program

    Do you need support with education, training and employment? Boroondara Youth Services and Jobco are here to help you.      

    Drop in from 3pm to 5pm the first and last Tuesday of every month to see Kev who can help you Jump Start Your Future! He is here to help with job applications, resumes, education options and advice.

    Sessions are held at Level 1, 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn.

    For more information, contact Boroondara Youth on 9278 4608 or email y[email protected]

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