Youth Early Intervention Activities

Samaritans provides youth early intervention activities in Newcastle.

EIA Newcastle and Lake Macquarie offers support to young people and their families aged between 9-18 years. Young people and their families who are referred to EIA may be currently going through a rough patch or looking for ways for things to get better in any area of their lives. EIA staff can facilitate tailored group programs in local schools, provide individual casework or work alongside a family in a way which best suits them. EIA programs are free for anyone to access.

This service operates in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGAs as well as Maitland.


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How do I get involved?


EIA offers programs and activities for school events such as Crossroads and Year Focus Days, a range of skill focused groups including DRUMBEAT, relationship programs, Love Bites and programs that address male stereotypes as well as providing individual casework. If you are working in a local school and are interested in exploring some ideas and available programs for young people at your school or simply gaining more information, please contact the EIA team on the details below.

Young people

The Samaritans EIA team accepts direct referrals from young people or their families, community members, schools and other services. EIA can meet young people one on one in a non-threatening environment and find out what’s important to them. Young people who are referred to EIA may be looking for different ways to control their anger, support in negotiating tricky relationships, ways to be more resilient or someone to talk to about a tough time they have experienced. Referrals can be made by contacting a team member through the details below.

Contact Details

Phone Number
4942 5275
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