Our Mission:

“We support young people in their times of need, to live a healthy and meaningful life”

Youturn Youth Support (formerly United Synergies) is a not-for-profit that was started 30 years ago to help address youth homelessness in the Noosa region.

Since then, our organisation has grown substantially and we now work across Southern Queensland with young people and those that support them, with a focus on three core focus areas of Child Safety, Homelessness and Mental Health.


Across our Child Safety services we work with vulnerable families across Southern Queensland who are affected by a range of challenges.

These have the potential to impact on the safety of children and young people and, in some cases, can mean that it is no longer safe for them to reside in the family home.  


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Youturn Youth Support are committed to supporting young people and we offer a range of homelessness services such as short-term accommodation and housing assistance to:

  • Young people whose living conditions make it intolerable to remain at home,
  • Young families who can’t afford secure and appropriate housing.
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Our mental health support services are for young people (12 – 25 yrs) going through a tough time and needing friendly youth support.

Youturn oversees five headspace centres across Southern Queensland where we provide clinical and non-clinical support services to support you to get your life back on track.

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Youturn Youth Support has a strong history of helping young vulnerable and disadvantaged people across Southern Queensland. This may be when a young person is experiencing homelessness, find themselves in an unsafe environment, are feeling depressed or anxious.

In 1989, when we started, we helped 6 youths with accommodation and 30 years later our services have grown to supporting over 8,600 young people to live healthy and meaningful lives.

and with your support, we can do so much more.
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Your Support

Your donations and support can have an instant impact and go a long way to provide vital needs to our vulnerable young people in the local community.

“While Youturn are on our community front line, it’s our donors and supporters behind us that can make all the difference…”

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“It has been said that great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Here at Youturn Youth support, our people have a passion to create a positive difference to the lives of children and young people every day.”

Most young people reach out to us in times of intense crisis or emotional distress, seeking our understanding and compassion. Our staff provide non-judgmental, individualised support to those in need, ensuring we are delivering on our Mission, Vision and Values.

CEO Andrew Anderson

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

StandBy Support after Suicide is a program of Youturn Limited

Thank you for taking an interest in what we do

Youturn Youth Support is a not-for-profit organisation which works in 14 locations across Southern Queensland and is focused on supporting young people in their times of need, by delivering quality services across three core focus areas.

In 1989, five volunteers supported six young people in accommodation.  Today we employ over 160 staff and support 8,600 young people and their families annually.

We’re happy to help!
* Please note, Youturn is not affiliated with Lifeline etc...
If this is an emergency, please dial 000 now


If you have reason to suspect a child is experiencing, or is at risk of abuse, contact: The Child Safety Service Centre on 1800 177 135 or (07) 3235 9999 (24 hours a day) if outside business hours.


If you need help with accommodation, or need an emergency shelter or you are at risk of experiencing homelessness, call the Homeless Hotline 1800 474 753

If this is not an emergency, but you still need our support, check out our programs here


If you are experiencing emotional distress and need to talk to someone call Lifeline which offers 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Call Lifeline on  13 11 14

Kids Helpline 24 hr : 1800 551 800

Or Click here for details of our local headspace centres

Thank you for your support!

Your support can greatly influence and make a positive impact in a young person’s life and helps us to sustain our mission to care for the young people in our local communities.

Below are some of the ways you can give your support:

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference.”
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