Alternative to Crisis Drop-In

About Alternative to Crisis Drop-In

The alternative to crisis service at YPAS is facilitated from the 3 YPAS hubs across the city. A child/young person/parent/carer can drop-in during opening hours between Monday – Saturday.

You do not need an appointment or a referral to access this service.

What our team does:

Wellbeing practitioners can support children, young people and families with emotional wellbeing needs and can advise on a range of practical support issues. They will provide information, advice, and guidance and in some cases will offer low intensity CBT based models of support.

Why do people attend the Alternative to Crisis Service?

Children, young people, and families attend the alternative to crisis service for lots of different reasons. Some people are seeking advice about services and what they offer, some people are struggling with different feelings and emotions this is what we would call ‘self-defined’ crisis. If you require support for any issues like this, please drop-in.

Do I need an appointment or referral to attend?

You do not need a referral to access this service, just drop-in to one of the YPAS hubs.

*Please be mindful that our Community Mental Health Hubs can become extremely busy, and this can result in a longer wait at peak times, if you are attending our Alternative to Crisis Drop In. To minimise any inconvenience for you, please feel free to ring ahead to check how long your wait might be. If you are advised that there will be a wait and this would impact your ability to attend, as an alternative you can request for a call-back from a practitioner and an appointment can be arranged for you to call in at a more convenient time or date if required. For hub contact details, please see information below.