About Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary

Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary is focused on empowering young people to improve their wellbeing through education, connection, holistic treatments and experiences. Jimmy's is located in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The building is owned by Jimmy’s Foundation and programs are run by YMCA Youth Services, part of YMCA Victoria (also known as ‘the Y’).

After operating on the Mornington Peninsula for more than a decade, the Y’s programs now have a new permanent home that is big, bright and welcoming for all – at Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary.

Our primary focus is to help young people gain control of themselves as they navigate the challenges and changes in circumstance they face through their teenage years. Jimmy’s celebrates diversity and provides a safe space for young people of all backgrounds to access a range of wellbeing services delivered by the Y.


  • Residential retreats: two nights to one week stays
  • After school programs: four days per week
  • Wellness practitioner program: including Reiki, acupuncture and naturopathy (by appointment)
  • Mental health first aid course training (by appointment)

Our services are free to young people most in need, living in or around the Mornington Peninsula.

Adults accessing our services can do so for a donation that will support free access for our young people.

Both Jimmy’s and the Y are not-for-profit organisations who rely on government financial support and community donations.

For more information contact Jimmy's.

Jimmy's Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary

Wellness retreats at Jimmy’s

We offer bespoke wellness retreats for young people and families, allowing you to take some time away from the day-to-day and prioritise your mental and physical wellbeing.

Limited spaces are available. Learn more about our retreats below and contact Jess King to book today:

Wellness retreats for young people

Young people aged 10 to 18 can relax and unwind at our five-day wellness retreat.

The retreat includes four nights’ accommodation, three nutritional meals per day (plus snacks) as well as daily outdoor activities and holistic therapies.

It’s a great way for young people to learn about their mind and body.


  • Monday 1 – Friday 5 July 2024
  • Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024
  • Monday 20 – Friday 24 January 2025
  • Monday 7 – Friday 11 April 2025

Price: $975

Jimmys Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary indoors kitchen common room

Wellness retreats for families

At our three-day wellness retreat, families can spend quality time together and enjoy a variety of activities to support their wellbeing.

Activities include a group yoga session and group sound healing session. Parents also attend a two-hour mental health workshop to help them support the young people in their lives. Meanwhile, we’ll take the kids out for a four-hour adventure activity at Boneo Maze.

The retreat is self-catered and includes two nights’ accommodation in either our family bunk rooms (for four people) or our twin room with ensuite.


  • Tuesday 24 – 26 September 2024
  • Tuesday 14 – 16 January 2025

Price: $1000

Jimmys Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary outdoors building