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Contact us

Call: 02 5925 5911


Text: 0481 053 806

What is Better Ahead?

Better Ahead is a youth support service for anyone who’s having a hard time with their mental health and are between 12 – 24 years old. The support gives you a chance to talk, set wellness goals and learn to live your best life with young peer support workers who really care.

Life can throw you some pretty big challenges from time to time. Whether you’re having a hard time at school, with friends, family, or at work, your emotions can easily get on top of you, and it can feel scary and difficult to talk about. That’s why we’re here.

How does Better Ahead help?

Better Ahead can help you to cope with the challenges you are facing right now by:

  • Making it easy to reach us. No long forms, or phone chats. Just help when you need it.
  • Listening to you. Talking is the first step and your story is important.
  • Understanding you and your life, including any cultural needs you have so you feel safe and understood.
  • Connecting you to young peer workers who get your struggles because they’ve experienced them too.
  • Offering help in the ways you need it. A quite office, a video call, catching up in a public place or meeting other young people for some social fun. You decide.
  • Helping you take care of yourself and stay connected in school or work, and with family and friends.

How to access this service

Better Ahead is for any young person aged between 12 – 24 who:

  • Is living with a mental health condition or,
  • is having a tough time and struggling to cope
  • would like to talk to someone they can trust

All you need to do is send us your name, email address and mobile number and we will take it from there.

You can text: 0481 053 806
Drop us an email:
Call us:
02 5925 5911

Or submit the form below.

You can also be referred to us by your doctor, care provider, or someone you trust with your permission.

We will contact you as soon as we hear from you. We are here, and ready to help you get Better Ahead.

If you are a parent/carer, friend or trusted mentor and you would like to refer someone you care about into the Better Ahead program, please ensure you have the consent of the young person before following the steps above.

Better Ahead is funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network