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Youth Services

Our Youth Services page offers a range of services to help local young people in our community.

Reach Out and Relax (ROAR)

Are you a young person and you're finding things a bit tough? Are you worried about your child or teenager's mental wellbeing and resilience? The Intereach ROAR program works with children, young people and their families in their home or community to improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

Have you been...

  • feeling down or anxious? Not coping at school?
  • not sleeping well or sleeping too much?
  • finding it hard to concentrate?
  • being bullied, hurt or sexually harassed?
  • eating too much or too little?
  • wanting to cut down your drinking or drug use?
  • having relationship difficulties?

Do you need someone to talk to?

We work with you to improve your emotional health and wellbeing. Reach Out and Relax (ROAR) supports you and your family if you are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, a mental health issue. We provide short or long term support. It's free and confidential.

We work with children and young people aged up to 18 years in the local government areas of Balranald, Wentworth, Berrigan, Hay, Conargo, Deniliquin, Wakool, Corowa, Murray, Jerilderie, Urana, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Leeton, Temora, Griffith, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Gundagai and Junee. If you live outside of this area, phone us and we can refer you.

Download a PDF brochure:pdfIntereach ROAR brochure103.33 KB

Please Note: ROAR is not a crisis service, if you have immediate concerns for your own or someone else’s safety please contact Lifeline Ph: 13 11 14, Kids Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800, Emergency Services Ph: 000, or NSW Mental Health Line Ph: 1800 011 511.

Health Services & Assistance Programs


CanTeen provide psychosocial support to young people who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  

CanTeen supports 12 – 24 year olds who;

- Have cancer themselves

- Have a sibling, or parent with cancer

- Have a sibling or parent that has died from cancer

Research shows that each of these groups demonstrates distress levels 5-6 times higher than those of their average peers, on measures relating to anxiety and depression.

The ACT & Southern NSW Division Office is based in Canberra and services regional southern NSW.   

Peer support

Through CanTeen, young people affected by cancer can meet and be supported by others their age who also understand what they’re going through. They can share experiences through our online community or attend CanTeen Camps or Recreation Days, where they can make new friends, develop coping skills and have a lot of fun.


CanTeen’s counsellors give young people a safe space to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings and help them develop coping strategies. Sadness, anxiety and grief don’t stick to business hours so neither do we. Online and phone counselling is available seven days a week.

Information and advice

CanTeen has information and advice about the challenges young people face, from how to talk to friends about cancer to what all the medical jargon means. They can find answers at where they can also download or order books tailored to their specific cancer experience.

To order hard copy resources for your service you can go to the website link below and they will be delivered directly to you.

Alternatively you can google ‘canteen’ and ‘resources’.

Youth Cancer Services

Funded by CanTeen as well as Federal, State and Territory health departments, the Youth Cancer Services provide specialist, age-appropriate medical treatment and psychological support for young people with cancer.

Online support

CanTeen provides world-leading online support for young people living with cancer. At, they have 24/7 access to a secure online community just for young people like them and can chat to a counsellor using instant messaging or email.

Leadership development

CanTeen is passionate about empowerment and is proud to have young people providing direction and advice at all levels of the organisation, including the Board of Directors.