The following wellbeing supports are available to the Damascus community within Ballarat.


Headspace is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in programs and services to support Youth Mental Health. In doing so, Headspace runs many workshops, webinars and programs for parents, who want to support their children who perhaps are demonstrating or expressing feelings of high stress levels, anxiety and/or challenges in self-regulating their behaviour.

Headspace also host community and support groups for parents who are looking for ways to support their children exploring their own gender and sexual identity.

Keep a look out for this space, as our counselling team will endeavour to provide up to date information for the next events being run in Ballarat. Alternatively, please reach out to the friendly team at Headspace to register you interest in their supportive services.

A: 28 Camp St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

P: (03) 5304 4777

Headspace Website

Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)

BADAC is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO) for the Ballarat and district area. BADAC delivers health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people. BADAC offers services such as Family Support, Cultural Planning and overall support for Social and Emotional Wellbeing.

A: 5 Market St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

P: (03) 5331 5344

BADAC Website

Be You

Be You is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people. Under the resources tab, you will find an array of resources that can support you to respond to the challenges in areas such as relationships, grief, adolescent development and the impacts of COVID.

Be You Website

The Orange Door

If you aren’t too sure about what supports you need, but feel that you would like support, Orange Door is a great place to start. The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who need extra support with the care of children.

A: 21 Armstrong St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

P: 1800 219 819

The Orange Door Website

Ballarat Community Health

Ballarat Community Health aim to address the overall health and wellbeing of all Ballarat Community Members, with majority of services being covered by Medicare. In partnership with Headspace, Ballarat Community Health is able to respond o an array on needs for all members of the community.

A: Lucas, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Central, Smythesdale

P: (03) 5337 9222

Ballarat Community Health - Services Website

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation

Relationships Australia offers free counselling and family dispute resolution services for all members of the Ballarat Community.

A: 1025 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

P: (03) 5337 9222

Relationships Australia Website

Centre for Multi-cultural Youth

CMY works in partnership with Ballarat regional Multicultural Council, and community members to actively promote multiculturalism, cultural diversity throughout the region.

CMY hosts opportunities for youth in areas such as Education, Employment, Mentoring programs and various other prospects for community connection.

A: 25/39 Barkly St, Bakery Hill VIC 3350

P: (03) 5383 0613

CMY Website

Ballarat Youth Council Programs

Youth Direct

Youth Services is all things young people in Ballarat. This site contains descriptions and contacts for Services, Resources, Events and Crisis in Ballarat.

Damascus College supports students to explore and broaden their interests and skills through opportunities in many extracurricular activities. If you’re looking for alternative options for your child, feel free to have a look at these additional options on offer within the Ballarat community

Volunteering – Youth Council and FReeZA committees.

FReeZA is a Victorian Government funded initiative that gives young people the opportunity to lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events within their local communities. The program gives all participants hands-on experience and training in the Australian music industry through extensive event management, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Social Connection – GirlSpace, Young Men’s Group, Youth Collective,

Youth Facilitated Workshops – pod casts, rap writing, screen printing, street art, film/photography, music and beat making, performance poetry, zines, arts

Life Skills

First Aid, Barista Training, Cooking workshops


Ballarat Young Global Ambassadors, Victorian Youth Week, Mental Health and Wellbeing,


Roads to Leadership, Western Bulldogs Leadership Program, community leader mentoring.

For more information call 5320 5140

Youth Direct Website

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