Supported Youth Program (SYP)

Support for young people with one or more risk issues in North and North West Tasmania.

The Supported Youth Program (SYP) is for youth between the ages of 10 and 18, who live in the North or North West of Tasmania, and are looking for opportunities and a bit of direction.

This service can provide support, counselling and mediation with family as well as education, training and community connection in a non-judgemental and safe environment.


Who is the program for?

The SYP program works with young people who are identified by community or welfare professionals as having significant and/or multiple, risk issues, such as:

  • An unstable home environment
  • Disengagement with school
  • Experimentation with alcohol or other drugs
  • Difficulties fitting in socially
  • Being at risk of Child Protection or Youth Justice intervention
  • Assessment and case management for young people entering the program is driven by an attachment and trauma theory framework
  • It involves developing long-term intervention programs suitable for the young person’s stage of life and circumstances.

How does the program work?

The SYP program will focus on developing new pathways for learning through:

  • Interacting with social and community resources, including agencies already involved
  • Access to youth friendly places for outreach
  • Be involved with groups or as an individual on activities and projects which promote personal learning.

What's next?



Anglicare’s Supported Youth Program is run in the North and Northwest of Tasmania.  It works in partnership with key agencies and professionals to provide care and support for young people aged 10-18 years.

Referrals can be made via Strong Families Safe Kids.


Call us

To find out more information about the Supported Youth Program, you can call us on 1800 243 232.


Email us

You can also email us directly at ConnectSupport@anglicare-tas.org.au.

Simon’s story

At school I was being bullied and kept getting into fights. I’d also had some run-ins with the police and was told I’d end up locked up if things didn’t change.

At first I couldn’t talk about what had been going on at home. I didn’t know how to explain how I felt. But after a while I started to open up a bit about what had happened to me. That was a year ago.

I’ve learned some ways to stop myself from getting into fights when I get angry or frustrated. I’m getting on better with my mum too.

Things have changed a lot and I’m feeling positive about the future.


The Supported Youth Program is funded by the Department for Education, Children and Young People.

Contact the Supported Youth Program

Your enquiry will be reviewed and answered within 3 business days.