Intercept at Caboolture
“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 eight 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 10-25 with NDIS plans to achieve their goals through mentoring and group programs. 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. 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.
Provides counselling support and group programs for young people on orders with the Department of Child Safety. Transitions assists promote young people’s emotional wellbeing, as well as their ability to achieve their life goals.
Youth Justice Education Training
Our team at Intercept are all about helping young people get back on their feet; and this often starts with getting a good education. YJET supports young people aged 14-16 improve their literacy and numeracy in a flexible, supportive and youth-friendly environment, with a focus on becoming job-ready. Referrals must come from Caboolture Youth Justice or one of these four high schools: Morayfield SHS, Caboolture SHS, Tullawong SHS, or Beerwah SHS.
Provides outreach mental health support services to young people aged 12-25 diagnosed with, or at risk of, a moderate to severe mental health concerns. Delivered with Redcliffe Area Youth Space, funded by Brisbane North PHN.
Specialised Multi Agency Response Team (SMART)
Is a panel comprised of members from key government departments and non-government agencies that provides a collaborative service response to young people who have come into contact with the court and have a high risk of reoffending. The aim is to reduce the risk of reoffending by providing a coordinated care response across the service system.
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.