Workshops coming up in the next 3 months




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VIC Rawson 28/07/2017 - 30/07/2017 14/07/2017
NSW Lake Keepit 4/08/2017 - 6/08/2017 21/07/2017
QLD Bundaberg 18/08/2017 - 20/08/2017 4/08/2017
QLD Duckadang 8/09/2017 - 10/09/2017 25/08/2017
VIC Rawson 8/09/2017 - 10/09/2017 25/08/2017
NSW Toukley 15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017 1/09/2017
NSW Leaders Training 25/09/2017 - 29/09/2017 11/09/2017

Weekend Workshops

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Our weekend workshops are a 48 hour retreat commencing at 6pm on a Friday and concluding at 3pm on a Sunday. They involve highly structured therapeutic group work processes, administered by extensively trained youth leaders and adult facilitators. Each workshop is overseen by a clinical supervisor. 

A typical workshop would consist of up to 65 young people, 10 to 15 support adults, plus the team. 

The objectives of the weekend workshops are:

  • To create a safe environment for young people, enabling them to experience trust and develop communication skills. 
  • To give young people an opportunity to talk about the issues that are affecting their lives.
  • To support participants to  with personal trauma.
  • To empower young people to find positive solutions, by drawing on their peers who have experienced similar issues. 

The Youth Leaders facilitate group work on topics including communication, self-esteem, trust, adolescent health and sexuality.

The Adult Leaders facilitate group counseling sessions that address issues including: 

  • family conflict, 
  • neglect, 
  • domestic violence,
  • drug & alcohol abuse, 
  • sexual, physical & emotional abuse, 
  • grief & loss, 
  • self-harm & suicide, and
  • bullying.  

Workshop Registration

New participants are required to complete a Pre-Program Referral Form. This form needs to be completed by the referring service provider, support adult or parent/guardian. After this form is submitted a representative from Youth Insearch will contact the referrer to organise a briefing and link the young person into a support group.

To attend a weekend workshop you need to complete and submit a registration form by the registration date:

Completed forms can be submitted via:

Payment can be made via our secure online payment system.

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of form and payment.

Please note:

Submission of a registration form and payment does not guarantee registration and attendance at the workshop. If we are unable to offer a place at the program we will refund the registration fee to you.
Late forms or payments will not be accepted.

Program Cost

The cost of attendance is well below the actual cost to Youth Insearch and heavily subsidised by the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. No young person is denied access because they do not have the means to pay. Please call the Youth Insearch office on (02) 9659 6122 to discuss.

Program Transport

Transport to and from the weekend workshops is the responsibility of the referring service provider, support adult or young person. In some areas Youth Insearch may arrange a bus picking up from a central location. 


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