Access confidential and judgement-free counselling, treatment, education and referrals for young people experiencing alcohol and other drug related concerns, through a harm minimisation approach.

Our Youth Northern Outreach Team (YNOT) provides personalised, confidential outreach counselling, support, education and referrals for individuals dealing with substance use, vaping or other dependencies.

You choose the location and we come to you, to ensure a confidential and flexible routine that removes hesitations that individuals might hold when looking to reach out and ask for assistance.

Our experienced team understands that every individual has different needs and therefore takes a personalised, tailored approach to develop goals and an Individual Treatment Plan with clients.

Check out our YNOT flyer for more information

We can help you with

YNOT has direct links with our complete range of  support services that make it easier to get help, including links to healthcare, pharmacotherapy programs, mental health supports, and employment, education and training services.

Our team can help you with:

  • Assessing your individual needs, goals and aspirations
  • Develop tailored support plans to support your journey
  • Referrals and linkages to wrap around support services
  • Practical supports
  • Family supports
  • Information and education
  • Drug and alcohol counselling

Our outreach approach is flexible to ensure that the support that you receive meets your needs. This includes the ability for our Outreach Workers to meet you in places and spaces in which you feel safe, and offer privacy within your local community.


  • Young people aged between 12 and 25 years
  • Experiencing issues or concerns about the use of drug and alcohol substances, and vaping
  • Live in, or have a connection of any kind to the local council areas of Yarra, Banyule, Darebin, Merri-bek, Hume, Whittlesea and Nillumbik.
  • Check out our flyer for more information

Outreach in schools and the community

Youth Projects has a commitment to the ongoing development of early intervention and prevention strategies and provides drug and alcohol support and counselling services to local schools and community groups.

If you would like to explore how YNOT and our counselling programs can be integrated into your school or community group, please contact us.

Access support


For more information on YNOT or to contact the team directly, please contact:

Youth Projects HQ (and ask for YNOT)

(03) 9304 9100 or contact us via email.

This is not a crisis service. 

If you, or someone you know, is in crisis please contact any of these respective services.

1800 888 236 (24 hours)

Visit DirectLine

13 11 14 (24 hours)
Online Chat (7pm - Midnight)

Visit LifeLine

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 (24 hours)
Online Counselling (24 hours)

Visit Suicide Call Back Service

Online Chat (7am - 1am)

Visit eHeadspace

This program is supported by the Victorian Government.