Mosman Youth Services - What we do

What We Do

Mosman Youth Services

There are many ways for young people aged 12 – 25 to get involved in the Mosman community. Below is a brief overview of our programs and services.

The best way to find out about what is coming up is to keep an eye on our Mosman Youth Blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also call in to the Youth Centre for further information, referrals or to hang out with friends.

Contact: Mosman Youth Centre on 9978 4013 or email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au for more information.

If you are a parent or carer you can join our mailing list to receive updates through our digital newsletter by emailing us.

Drop In

The Youth Centre is open every school day throughout the year from 3-6pm for teenagers in high school. The Youth Centre is fitted out with couches & bean bags so you can chill with friends or hang out playing pool & table tennis. We have lots of free, fun and engaging things on offer like Monday munchies, trivia, pool comps, wifi and a music rehearsal room as well as our weekly volunteering programs. For more information about what is coming up in Drop In on a weekly basis and for the latest blog posts from youth at Drop In head to our Mosman Youth Blog .

Youth Volunteering

Our youth volunteering programs are a great way for young people aged 14-25 to get involved in the community, develop new skills and hang out with a cool group of people! Many students use the programs to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh Award or CAS service requirements with weekly meetings being held at the Youth Centre. For more information and to see what past groups have done click here.

Mosman Youth Forum

The Mosman Youth Forum is an exciting platform for young people in Mosman to have a voice about issues that matter to them. The Forum’s role is to help provide feedback to Council, as well as to develop strategies and activities to support positive action on areas of concern and interest. The Forum is made up of residents from 15 – 25 years of age.

Visit our Mosman Youth Blog to meet the Youth Forum members and to find out more about their latest exciting initiatives – Moscard and It starts with you. Please email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au if you are interested in being involved in the Youth Forum.

School Holiday Program

During school holidays we run a recreational program from 9am-5pm for young people in school years 6-9. Everyday is different with activities like ice skating, tree top adventure parks, escape rooms, Luna Park and so much more. The cost is $80 per child per day and bookings are essential. The program is released three weeks before the holidays begin and parents can receive notification of this by joining the parent mailing list. View pictures and find out specific information about the programs here.

Beat the Blues

Beat the Blues is an initiative that focuses on raising awareness of youth health issues. Each year we run a variety of initiatives, including partnering with organisations such as The Butterfly Foundation to conduct workshops in schools and The Black Dog Institute to provide forums for parents.

If you would like information about the facilitators we use or the different topics we will be offering please contact the Youth Services team on 9978 4013 or email us.

Saturday Youth Group

Saturday Youth Group is a social recreation program for young Mosman people with a low support physical or intellectual disability between 11 and 17 years of age. On the third Saturday of each month the group participates in activities between 10am and 2.30pm. Please email us for more information.

Girls’ & Boys’ Night In

Throughout the year we work with young people from the area to run focussed groups or events on topical issues. These initiatives provide young people with the opportunity to socialise with peers, participate in some creative activities and discuss issues relevant to them in a safe environment. Specialist presenters are invited to come along to help facilitate an informed discussion. Topics include challenging stereotypes, taking care of your body, peer pressure and risk taking behaviour.

24/7 Film Festival

The 24/7 Youth Film Festival is a short film competition for young people aged 12-24. Participants have 24 hours to make a 7 minute short film that includes special items, dialogue and locations that are only revealed at the beginning of the 24 hours. Information sessions and workshops are held in preparation for the event throughout August and September. All films are shown on the ‘Big Screen’ throughout September with the Finals Night at the end of September.

Each year, young people from Mosman, Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Councils form teams to enter the competition and go in the running to win up to $5000 worth of prizes.

Read more and watch the 2014 winning film here or follow 24/7 on Facebook to stay in the loop for next years’ comp!

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an annual celebration of youth aged 12-25 and each year we run a range of events throughout the week based on the national theme. There are a myriad of ways for young people in Mosman to participate in Youth Week activities and our youth volunteers, along with the Youth Forum, are in change of spearheading the Mosman initiatives.

Watch this video to see all the highlights of 2015 National Youth Week in Mosman.

Shoreshocked

Shoreshocked is an all-ages drug and alcohol free event held in National Youth Week each year. Presented by Mosman, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hornsby, Ryde, Willoughby and Kuringai Councils on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, the event boasts an exciting line-up of nationally touring artists as well as local bands, attracting thousands of local youth.

The festival runs from 11am to 5pm and hosts a range of nationally recognised and local bands as well as a variety of community market stalls and youth services. Previous performers have included bands such as Luca Brasi, Camp Cope, Art of Sleeping and Hockey Dad. Like the Shoreshocked Facebook page to keep up to date with the next event.

Support for parents, teachers and families

If you need information or support about an issue a young person you know is facing, Youth Services staff can offer referrals to organisations and services that specialise in working with young people. The Youth Services team hold regular parent information evenings covering topics such as ‘Managing Teen Depression’ and capacity building.

If you are a parent or carer you can join our mailing list to receive updates through our digital newsletter by emailing us.

Youth Centre Hire

The Youth Centre is available for hire outside opening hours. Please contact Youth Centre staff for more information on 9978 4013 or email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

Numbers for many of our programs are limited so please enquire about availability in advance and make a booking as soon as possible if required.