Intercept at Caboolture
Welcome to Intercept Youth and Family Service, Caboolture
Intercept runs programs that help young people and families to achieve hope.Call 07 5428 1684
“I felt like you really stood up for me with school and told them I could do it—I don’t think I could have said that myself.”
—client, aged 16
Intercept is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides early intervention and prevention services for young people and their families in the Moreton Bay region.
Whether you are having trouble at school, coping with homelessness, living independently, want to access education options or deal with mental health or disability we are there for you.
How we help
Our teams cover family support, early intervention youth homelessness program, mental health outreach support, disability services, support services for young people in care, alternative education and training, and high school-based youth support.
Intercept runs seven separate programs.
School based Youth Support
School life can be tricky. Our team of school based Youth Support Coordinators work with you if you are at risk or have recently disengaged from education. We can support you through to year 12 or assist you in deciding whether work or training outside of school is more for you.
Youth Mental Health and Disabilities Support
This program is designed to help young people aged 10-25 and who have mental health concerns, or an intellectual disability. We can specifically tailor a plan to give you what you need – we understand that first and foremost you are a young person with dreams, goals and ambitions. We help with your educational and employment goals and recognise you still need the space to enjoy your youth while successfully transitioning to adulthood and independence.
We offer counselling, mediation and general support to young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who are at risk of becoming homeless, or who are already couch surfing or sleeping rough.
We can help them with free confidential support to work things out, deal with conflict, find accommodation, stay in school or link with employment or training options – depending on each individual set of circumstances.
Empowering Family Connections
A six to 12 month case management service is offered to vulnerable children and young people aged 10 to 18 and their families. On the basis of a referral system, we work with each family to improve the wellbeing and safety of children, keep families strong, and develop individual plans to help keep them in control of their future.
When young people are in care and looking to transition to living independently, the Transitions team at Intercept can assist. Transitioning to independence can be tricky, so our team helps to develop the necessary life skills to make the change easier – life skills like renting a place, getting a job, banking, and much more. We make it easier to get through the minefield and cope with the growing responsibilities associated with going out on your own.
Youth Justice Education Training
Our team at Intercept is all about helping young people get back on their feet. If you or someone you know is aged between 14 and 17, and without their year 10 certificate, we can help. We assist in year 9 and 10 Maths and English competency so that you can get that apprenticeship, or go on to complete the whole year. It is not necessary to be on a Youth Justice order – you can get a referral by contacting us.
In partnership with Redcliffe Area Youth Space (RAYS) and the Brisbane North PHN, Intercept’s ASHA program offers intensive clinical support, alongside youth and family support, in a community setting rather than a traditional clinical setting. This program supports young people (aged 12 to 25) diagnosed with, or at risk of, a moderate to severe mental health issue.
How to access
Young people may refer themselves or be referred by their school, other community organisations and government departments. Families may also contact our services to seek information or assistance. Some eligibility criteria may apply.