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

Regional Youth Support Services (‘RYSS’) is a leading, locally based child and youth registered charity and Not For Profit agency, delivering frontline youth support services and innovative engagement strategies to vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25, and their families in communities throughout the NSW Central Coast.  

What We Do.

Information, Support, Assessment, Casework and Referral to services. RYSS provides supports across the entire NSW Central Coast and is your point of access for high-quality services, resources and facilities specifically tailored to children, young people and their families, young people with disabilities and those wanting to increase independence, build skills and engage in their community. 


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.

Our 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

What's On at RYSS.

We are passionate about getting out and about and engaging with young people in our community. We run youth-led projects and events that provide training experiences for young people to help them learn project-related skills whilst showcasing to their community positive experiences with great outcomes.




Abilities Group Programs

Social engagement and living skills-based programs open young people aged 12 and over who are eligible for NDIS funding in a range of core and capacity building areas.

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Indigenous Justice Program

The Indigenous Justice Program supports young Aboriginal men and women who are at risk of engaging in the justice system. The Indigenous Justice Program supports young Aboriginal men and women who are at risk of engaging in the justice system


External Support Services Calendar

We host regular support sessions with external service providers,  so young people can access these supports in a safe supportive environment with RYSS Youth Workers assistance. 

Click below to see our calendar with upcoming support sessions

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Providing essential support for vulnerable young people aged 12 - 17 years across the Peninsula region of the Central Coast.

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Gen Q

Support Group for Sexuality and Gender Diverse Young People 12 – 17 years, Meeting on the last Wednesday of every month. 

Youth & Community Hub Survey


Homelessness, abuse and poor mental health impact more Central Coast young people than in most other regions in NSW. RYSS have found cost-effective solutions to break the cycles and can prove it!

RYSS have recently pitched the model to treasury advocating for the Central Coast for more Youth Hubs, a model which is now replicable across NSW and beyond.


“We are committed to make our communities a better safer place with our next generation, we require funding with commitment and vision.” 


We seek to establish Youth Hubs across the Central Coast and help others do this in regional NSW areas.


Helpful Resilience Resources

Here you will find some practical and evidence-based resources to support young people and their families. There is a variety of downloadable resources with some key topics. All are designed to empower the broader community to support better mental health in young people. 


Total number of supported case work clients this year. 


Total number of contacts/support sessions RYSS have had with young people this year. 


Hours of service delivery our team has provided to young people this year. 

We acknowledge we work and support our community on the traditional Aboriginal lands of the Darkinjung people, and pay our respect to elders past, present, and future. Regional Youth Support Services Inc. also acknowledges young people, who are our hope for a brighter, stronger future, who in days ahead will be the leaders of our community.


Regional Youth Support Services Inc. is proudly committed to diversity and social inclusion, incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people who identify as Sexuality and Gender Diverse, people with a disability, and those from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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