Resources and support services

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.

Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a national charity that provides a range of community services throughout Australia, motivated by a shared vision of an Australia where everyone has a safe home and can thrive.

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. 

More organisations for young people