Groups and programs

Check out the range of youth services available.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network (HKYN) is made up of youth and community services that work with and provide services to young people in the Hornsby and/or Ku-ring-gai local government areas.

This youth network...

  • Provides opportunities to develop partnerships.
  • Shares information and resources.
  • Supports professional development.
  • Encourages the improvement of service provision, networking, cooperation, coordination and integration of youth projects.
  • Provides programs that respond to the needs and interests of young people.
  • Provides advocacy with or on behalf of young people.

HKYN members...

  • Meet on a monthly basis to share information and to identify issues affecting young people, their families and service providers.
  • Encourage local agencies or authorities to address issues of concern facing young people and their families.
  • Develop programs and partnerships and advocacy/lobbying tools to respond to young people’s needs.
  • Work in collaboration, if need arises to attract funding or to respond to the needs of young people.
  • Identify service gaps, maximise resource sharing and minimise service duplication.

Who participates?

HKYN works with service providers which include:

  • Government – councils, police, health, education and community, juvenile justice and family and community services.
  • Non-government - migrant and youth services.
  • Faith based services - Christian church groups, non-Christian groups, organisations and youth related services.


Email Cherise Ricciardo or call 02 9424 0837.

KYDS Youth Development Service

KYDS is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides early intervention, counselling and support for young people and families at risk on the North Shore. It's free and confidential.

For those who need help

Important resources for those who need help:

Primary Health Network flyer - Coronavirus (COVID-19)(PDF, 43KB) Looking after yourself and connecting with your community information.

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury - phone counsellors are available 24/7 to offer assistance to those experiencing distress.

Beyond Blue Support Services - call or chat online with a trained mental health professional. They'll be there to listen, offer support and point you in the right direction.

Kids Helpline - a free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people between five and 25.

eHeadspace - free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.

Streetwork - support for vulnerable young people in the community to turn their lives around.

Beyond Abilities - Beyond the Broadband program will be offering group and individualised sessions that will not only build skills, but help you to maintain a positive mindset while we remain isolated. 

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