YMCA Peninsula Youth Services regularly runs programs, retreats, and offers services in mentoring and support.

All activities run are underpinned by our four pillars of wellbeing; Moving the body, stilling the mind, taking care of our gut health, and firing up the brain.

We embrace a holistic approach to wellness, and intervention or prevention of illness – mental physical and emotional – and provide ongoing experiences, workshops and support to achieve improved health outcomes for young people. 

Weekly youth group programs

We facilitate a range of programs at Jimmy’s (2291 Point Nepean Rd, Rye), operating 5 days a week from 11am – 6pm. Activities include yoga, mindfulness practices, barista training, and workshops for parents.

Annual Teenage Girls Retreat

A five day retreat focusing on exploring skills, strategies and behaviours that will assist girls in developing a foundation for strong, healthy minds, and healthy strong bodies.

We discuss the current challenges for teenage girls and in a supportive and empowering environment, explore the importance of diet, moving the body, and taking care of the brain and mind to ultimately reveal their most authentic and magnificent self.

Our intention is for girls to build confidence, increase self-esteem, and develop resilience strategies that will empower them during their challenging teenage years and assist them to move enthusiastically and confidently into adult life.

Community mentoring

We offer one-on-one mentoring support for young people referred through a number of local family support agencies. This can include young people who are experiencing any one of a variety of anxiety disorders which prevents them from social engagement, regular school attendance or developing healthy rewarding relationships.

Our aim is to assist the young person to build a stronger skill set and increased resilience and transition into group activities and initiatives.

Special interest programs

We offer a variety of special interest programs focusing on particular areas including creative skills, education on mental health, and training on job skills and employment.

One on one personal development coaching

Southern Peninsula Youth Services has three Life Coaching Practitioners in our team and can offer one on one personal development coaching for young people experiencing a variety of personal challenges.