WHO
WE ARE

Youturn Youth Support (formerly United Synergies) 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 state-wide organisation dedicated to making a difference across three social causes of Child Safety, Homelessness and Mental Health.

In August 2020, we rebranded our organisation and changed our name from United Synergies to Youturn Youth Support – to truly encapsulate the service to those young people we support. For more on the rebrand, watch our brand reveal video below.

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 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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MENTAL HEALTH

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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MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

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, Values.

Our Mission is to support young 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
“We believe that being part of a community network and solutions is the best way to service the young people and families we focus on. We are grateful for your trust in us and support that allow us to help people live better lives”
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.

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