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Positive Engagement & Pathways (PEP)

Primary Care Connect( PCC) has partnered with Youth Affairs Council (YACVic) as part of the Working for Victoria initiative to support increased demand for youth services resulting from the significant impacts of the COVID-19  pandemic.

The program will work with young people aged 13 – 25 years  to provide positive additional support, connection and information about the community services sector and organisations within the youth sector.

As an early intervention program we will support building the capacity of young people who may be struggling with the direct and indirect impacts of pandemic, feelings of isolation, anxiety and difficulty reconnecting with social and community networks, especially those facing marginalisation (migrant/ refugee, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+ etc).

Aim of Program

Primary Care Connects Positive Engagement & Pathways(PEP) program aims to provide support and provide referral pathways for those who have, for instance:

  • Found it difficult to return to the classroom or are at risk of disengaging from education
  • Are at risk of entering the justice system
  • May be struggling with the impacts of Alcohol and other Drugs, Financial difficulties, Gambling  and Family Violence (either their own or by people close to them) or
  • Need support linking with accommodation and employment services

Our Youth Support Workers will  provide a safe supportive environment while working collaboratively with other PCC programs and organisations in the community to ensure the young person experiences a client centred service.

Eligibility

To be eligible you need to be between 13 and 25 years old and need Youth Support.

How to get an appointment

All referrals can be completed online or by contacting our Intake Service on (03) 5823 3200.

Cost?

This is a free service.