Youth mental health


In 2015-16, the rate of mental health inpatient admissions for 10 to 17 year olds (9.06 per 1,000 people) was higher than the rate for the Western Metropolitan Region (6.46 per 1,000 people) and Victoria (7.85 per 1,000 people), highlighting the importance of increasing accessibility to preventative and early intervention mental health services for young people.

Council is seeking funding and delivery of increased mental health services and programs (both preventative and responsive) for young people in Hobsons Bay and/or the inner western region. Council is also advocating for increased funding to expand Council’s youth counselling service. 


Hobsons Bay Up

Hobsons Bay UP is a movement, a direction and a way forward for Hobsons Bay Youth Services that represents young people, their diversity, freedom and creativity.

The Hobsons Bay UP team provides a variety of services and support for young people aged between 12 and 25 who live, work or study within the municipality. From Counselling, to practical help and workshops for both young people and their parents, there are a range of programs and services available.

Find out more about what is available for young people in Hobsons Bay.