We are passionate about giving young people opportunities to increase independence, build valuable life skills and engage in their community

About Our Services

Regional Youth Support Services (‘RYSS’) is a leading, locally based youth specific charity service, delivering frontline youth support and innovative engagement strategies to young people between the ages of 12 and 25, and their families in communities throughout the Central Coast.

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Programs

At RYSS we provide a range of innovative programs, workshops and group activities that are designed specifically to help children, young people and families build their skills, independence and resilience. Groups are targeted, innovative, and flexible in their delivery and guided by evidence-based content to ensure relevant, comprehensive and engaging experiences by all participants.

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Disability support

RYSS Abilities staff supports NDIS participants with physical, intellectual, psychological and sensory disabilities aged 10 and over. RYSS offers a range of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and supports children and young people to achieve goals outlined within their NDIS plan. Here at RYSS we provide quality, strength based, participant focused engagement and skill based and social engagement group programs.

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The Future Looks Bright for Sam*

The Indigenous Justice Programs main focus is supporting young clients to reduce and cease their engagement in crime and the justice system. Sam* is an example of a client who is motivated to not become another statistic. With his determination and support from an IJP Caseworker, Sam is able to access and engage in support services in all the areas for his needs. Engaging in the appropriate levels of support means that the Sam can be assured every success.

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Write, Act, Belong

This theatre and script writing program will inspire creativity and self expression whilst strengthening connection to community and culture. Young people will develop a script and take it through to production whilst under taking master classes in storytelling through movement with industry professionals.

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Author: Briar Forrester

Location: Youth Arts Warehouse,123 Donnison Street, Gosford, NSW

Our impact

760 

Total number of young people we have supported this year with Case Management, Advice, Information & Referral. Helping with issues like youth homelessness, mental health, family breakdown and drug and alcohol abuse. 

8768

The number of young people who directly engaged with our mobile outreach program, The BUS this year. The BUS delivers workshops about body confidence, respectful relationships, anti domestic violence, anti bullying, cyber safety and celebrating safely. 

9091

The number of occasions of support we have provided to Central Coast children, young people and their families this year. 

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Bunnal - A Place of Heart

Bunnal - a place of heart, has been a cultural journey for local indigenous and non indigenous young people. They have been guided by local artists and elders connecting them with our rich local indigenous culture and sacred sites while producing wonderful creative works.

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Author: Briar Forrester

The RYSS Bus - Mobile Outreach Centre

The RYSS BUS has continued to pioneer best practice for Youth Outreach Engagement across the Central Coast. The BUS delivers personal development workshops about personal development and self awareness; including Body Confidence, Respectful Relationships, Anti DV, Anti Bullying, Cyber Safety and Celebrating Safely. The RYSS Bus has a committed team of Youth Leaders to develop & deliver BUS Stops across the Coast – Youth Advocacy, Information and Engagement on wheels!

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Author: Briar Forrester

Celebrating Diversity

We acknowledge the Darkinjung people who are the custodians of the land and pay respect to the elders, both past and present". Regional Youth Support Services Inc is committed to diversity and social inclusion. This includes Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people who identify as LGBTIA+, people with a disability and those from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds".

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Author: Briar Forrester

Programs

  • Living Skills

    The Living Skills Development program aims to transition young people to independence through gaining skills and resources to apply for accommodation in the private market or enter a community program. Read more

  • The Shed & Garden

    The Shed and Garden is an after school program where young people 12 - 18yrs can learn woodwork skills by creating their own masterpieces and plant, nurture and grow your own food in our garden. Read more

  • Mural Madness

    Come together as a group and design and paint an interior mural for the Wyoming Youth Skills Centre. Let your creativity flow and be part of the process in producing a masterpiece that will be admired by the many people who visit the Wyoming Youth Skills Centre and permanently displayed for years to come! A FREE program for young people aged 12-18. No bookings are required. Read more

Latest News

  • Bunnal - A Place of Heart

    Bunnal - a place of heart, has been a cultural journey for local indigenous and non indigenous young people. They have been guided by local artists and elders connecting them with our rich local indigenous culture and sacred sites while producing wonderful creative works. Read more

  • Metro Fest

    Metro Fest an all ages, drug and alcohol free, mini festival that brought good vibes to the Youth Arts Warehouse in Winter 2019. A double headliner with Sydney based Gold Member and local legends The Moving Stills who were supported by three class acts that are emerging onto the scene, Loose Leeches, Turtle Custard and Aw Heck! 'Gossy Good Times' were had by all! Read more

  • Youth Action Youth Work Awards Winners!

    It was a proud moment for all at Regional Youth Support Services when our work was nominated and awarded at the 2019 NSW Youth Work Awards. We are extremely happy to win the award for “Outstanding Youth Participation” for the work of The RYSS BUS. A huge congratulations goes to the RYSS BUS Crew who do a fabulous job engaging the young people in our community and continue to pioneer best practice for Youth Outreach Engagement across the Central Coast. Read more