Program Registration | Youth Insearch

Program Registration

While physical Weekend Workshops and Support Groups have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Support Groups are now running on a weekly basis, conducted by our program coordinators and supported or facilitated by youth leaders and support adults. The peer-to-peer element of the program remains, which is critical during these unprecedented times.

Our weekend workshops are a 48-hour retreat commencing at 6pm on a Friday and concluding at 3pm on a Sunday. A typical workshop would consist of up to 50 young people, 8 support adults, and 17 youth and adult Leaders (including trainees). 

Weekend workshops are made up of a number of young people. These include group counselling sessions, fun events and "hassle sessions" wherein young people share and work through difficulties they have experienced with family, abuse, grief and drugs and alcohol with their peers.

The workshops are facilitated by extensively trained Youth and Adult Leaders. Youth Leaders facilitate group work on general life skills. Adult Leaders facilitate the group 'hassles sessions". Each workshop is overseen by a clinical psychologist.

Registration Process

  1. Contact Us or call the office on 02 9659 6122
  2. Referral form will be sent, and needs to be completed by the referring service provider, support adult or parent/guardian
  3. Briefing is arranged which will also include linking the young person into a local support group
  4. Registration form sent by email, and the registration link can be used to register for any future weekend workshop
    • To attend a weekend workshop the registration form must be submitted by the registration date, two weeks prior to the weekend workshop.
    • Each registration link is specific to one individual, and should not be used to register more than one participant or volunteer.
  5. Registration process finalised by a Youth Insearch Coordinator.
    • Note: submission of a registration form and payment does not guarantee registration and attendance at a workshop. If we are unable to offer a place at the program, we will refund the registration fee. Late forms or payments cannot 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 Youth Insearch 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 payment support if needed.

PROGRAM PAYMENTS

Payments for attendance must be made before registration closes, which is 2 weeks prior to the weekend workshop. Payments can be made by credit card via the registration form or by calling the office on 02 9659 6122. The office can also provide Youth Insearch bank details for Electronic Funds Transfer upon request.

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 from a central location.