Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS)

Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS)

Parramatta Mission's YESS is a mental health outreach service for 12-25 year olds who have, or are at risk of developing, a serious mental illness. The service is for young people who require a more intensive service than headspace Primary Care is funded to provide, but who do not meet NSW state mental health service's criteria.

YESS is an early intervention program that provides a wrap-around mental health service within a recovery-oriented, strengths-based framework. Specifically, the program provides:

  • Risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning
  • Mental health treatment
  • Family and carer support services
  • Non-clinical wrap around services
  • Continual engagement with the young person’s GP

Referrals can be made by:

  • Young people themselves
  • Their family or friend (with the young person’s agreement)
  • GPs
  • School Counsellors
  • Service providers

More information, including locations and referral form.