Youth Services & workshops

Big Yellow Umbrella's (BYU) Youth program provides a wide range of services to young people and/or their families living in the Macarthur Local Government Area (LGA)
BYU works in partnership with a number of Macarthur based organisations to deliver quality programs and projects to meet the needs of young people in the area.
Early Intervention and Placement Program

This program, funded by NSW Family and Community Services, offers young people, aged 12 – 18 years, and/or their families living in the Macarthur LGA information, support, referrals and case management.

Big Yellow Umbrella's Case Manager works collaboratively, with a strengths-based approach to support children and young people, and their families.  Case Management involves an Intake, Assessment, Case Planning and Referrals to appropriate programs and services. Every Case Plan is unique to the individual, using a holistic approach.  We accept referrals from other agencies, Government Departments, families, and self-referrals.  For more information SMS 0434 812 951 or Email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au for our referral form.

Young people, are encouraged to drop in to BYU to speak to a youth worker.  Our Youth Workers can help with

    • life skills
    • social skills and relationships
    • financial management and budgeting
    • careers advice and support
    • self-help strategies connecting with family and education
Other activities to assist young people.

BYU provides groups for young people as the need arises, for example

    • School Workshops - Our FREE Connect Through Art Youth Group for students of Picton High School meets in term time from 1.15pm- 2.45pm.  Call us to enquire 02 4647 1283 or contact Picton High School's Wellbeing Coordinator. 
    • School Workshops – These are a range of tailored workshops that address a variety of pressing concerns for local young people.  Contact Big Yellow Umbrella to express your interest in any of the below workshops:
      • NAPCAN's Love Bites Healthy Relationships Workshop - tackling domestic violence and sexual assault with the support of local police
      • Healthy Relationships Workshop: have discussions about consent, respect and healthy relationships
      • Stress and HSC Study Skills Workshop
      • Body Image and Self-Esteem Workshop
      • Birds & Bees: Workshop that equips young men and women to tackle gender stereotypes, toxic masculinity and violence against women.
    • Individual Support: Case Management
      • Our Case Worker offers one-on-one support to help young people navigate the complexities of relationships, set goals together and address issues like unhealthy relationships, low self-esteem, family functioning and more.  For more information SMS 0434 812 951 or email youth.services@yellowumbrella.org.au
    • Community Support
      • In partnership with Camden Police BYU offers individual client support with the Juvenile Justice Case Conference process.
    • School Holiday Programs
      • Activities range to provide local young people with opportunities to get creative, active or build their skills in particular areas.