Make a Referral

Make a Referral

Welcome to the Upper Hunter Youth Services (UHYS) referral process. Making a referral is the first step toward providing support to young individuals facing various challenges. We understand that reaching out can be a significant decision, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

If you’re a young person seeking support or know someone who might benefit from our services, take the first step by reaching out. Let us know your thoughts, concerns, or questions through our contact form. We’re here to listen and assist you in any way we can. Start the conversation, and together, we can explore how UHYS can support your journey.

As a parent or caregiver, your insight is invaluable. If you believe your child could benefit from our services, or if you have questions about the referral process, connect with us using the contact form. Our team is here to provide the information you need and guide you through the next steps.

Schools and service providers play a crucial role in supporting youth. If you’re considering making a referral on behalf of a young person, our intake and referral form is available online for completion. For initial inquiries or collaboration opportunities, please use the contact form. We look forward to connecting with you and exploring how we can work together to support the youth in our community.

Referral Criteria

All referrals must be completed with the knowledge and approval of the young person. Please complete the below referral with the young person, and provide as much information as possible, to assist us with assessing client eligibility.

  • Aged between 10-18 years old.
  • Residing in the Muswellbrook Shire, Upper Hunter Shire or Singleton Shire.
  • Mild or moderate mental health concerns requiring therapeutic intervention.
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  • Aged between 10-18 years old.
  • Residing in the Muswellbrook Shire
  • Requiring assistance and referrals regarding the follow areas: homelessness, job seeking, family functioning, advocacy, education, knowledge, and life skill building
Upper Hunter Youth Services is NOT accepting referrals for the following concerns:
  • Suicidal or Self harming; please refer to CAMHS (1800 011 511)
  • Complex to Severe mental health concerns; please refer to Rural Young Minds (1800 270 738)
  • Sexual assault/abuse; please refer to NSW Health Sexual Assault services (6542 2725)
  • Sexualized Behaviours; Please refer to NSW Health Sexual Assault services (6542 2725)
  • Parents under the age of 25 requiring counselling support; please refer to Hunter Valley Community Health – Social work (65422083)
  • 8-12 years old wanting psychological support; please refer to Little Sparks (4954 9333)
  • Clients wanting a diagnosis; please ask GP to refer to Pediatrician, Clinical Psychologist or Child Psychiatrist

For emergencies or concerns outside our current scope, please refer to the appropriate services listed.