WHO
WE ARE

Youturn is a charity which started over 30 years ago to address and support youth homelessness in the local Noosa region.

Since these humble beginnings of supporting just 6 people with 5 volunteers in our first year, our organisation has grown and evolved into a vibrant national organisation dedicated to making a difference across the areas of Child Safety, Homelessness, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention.

In August 2020, we rebranded our organisation and changed our name from United Synergies to Youturn – to truly encapsulate the service to those we support.

CHILD SAFETY

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

Youturn offer a range of homelessness services such as short-term accommodation and housing assistance to:

  • Those whose living conditions make it intolerable to remain at home,
  • Families who can’t afford secure and appropriate housing.
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MENTAL HEALTH

Our mental health support services are for people going through a tough time and needing friendly support. Youturn oversees five headspace centres across Southern Queensland, and two Youth Enhanced Services (YES) in Toowoomba and Adelaide, where we provide clinical and non-clinical support services to support you to get your life back on track.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

StandBy Support After Suicide, a program of Youturn, is Australia’s leading provider of support after suicide, offering free face-to-face and telephone support to anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide. Community workshops and education programs are locally tailored and provide increased awareness of suicide and suicide bereavement, to help enable communities to support one another.

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MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Most 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, Values.

Our Mission is to support young and vulnerable people in their times of need, to live a healthy and meaningful life.

Our Vision is Trusted to create safe, Inclusive and Supportive Communities

Our organizational Values and what we stand for spell out the word LISTEN:

  • Listen to Understand
  • Individualised Support
  • Safe Spaces
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Non-Judgemental
“Our Youturn team provide non-judgmental, individualised support to those in our community. Trusted to create safe, inclusive and supportive communities, our mission is to support those in need to live a healthy and meaningful life.”
CEO, James Blevin

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

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HOW CAN YOU HELP

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Youturn supports young and vulnerable people of all ages across Australia, committed to ensuring that they have access to secure and affordable housing, and enjoy optimal mental wellbeing.

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.

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