At MYST we are experts in supporting young people. It’s what we do. Young people living with a disability face unique challenges that make the already difficult job of growing up that much harder. 

At MYST we recognise these unique challenges and offer individual and group support programs to enable all young people to grow into healthy and happy adults.

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Leisure and Recreation

Uniquely located in the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, MYST provides a range of specialised outdoor education and recreation programs to young people.

Unlike most recreation providers, MYST is first and foremost a youth development organisation. All outdoor recreation programs are designed to support and enhance the developmental of our program participants.

“Outdoor adventure programs offer a unique opportunity to combine amazing learning opportunities while having fun, socialising, exercising and being challenged.”
.Hayley Pero, Outdoor Education Coordinator, MYST

Our group programs include outdoor recreational activities, social groups, skill development groups and holiday programs.

Outdoor Explore

Adventure Begins Here !

Outdoor Explore is designed to provide challenging and fun experiences that help young people to discover develop and achieve their potential.

An experience that supports the development of self-esteem and confidence, builds resilience and problem solving, and cultivates leadership skills using the natural environment and a carefully designed and professionally implemented outdoor program.

The Outdoor Explore program has several options for involvement:

  • a 10 week term time one day program of outdoor recreation
  • a 10 week after school recreation program preparing young people for a 2 day camp
  • holiday programs involving outdoor recreation, camping, kayaking

Trained outdoor recreation guides and trained youth workers facilitate all our recreational programs.

For more information on the Outdoor Explore program for 2016, please contact Sue at 4751 1005.

The Hangout

The Hangout Katoomba

The Hangout in Katoomba is a regular weekly hangout for young people between the ages of 18 – 25 who want to meet friends, play pool, card games, board games and have a good feed! Each week is different and driven by the group. The group meets at the Katoomba Youth Centre from 4 til 6.30 on Monday evenings.

“I`m not a social butterfly but coming here to good people and food.
Gets me out and about talking, playing games, eating and having fun.
What more can I say about a place built for fun for everyone.”

– Patrick, one of the young people hanging out at the Katoomba group.

The Hangout Springwood
The Hangout in Springwood is a youth hangout for young people aged between 12 and 18. It is based at the Springwood Youth Centre and is a relaxed and fun space for kids to hang out and meet friends, listen to music, play pool or games – just have fun! This group meets on a Tuesday evening from 4 til 6.

The Minecraft Group
A regular weekly gathering of Minecraft maniacs! Learn more about Minecraft, share your knowledge and skills, meet friends and have a blast playing Minecraft games at the Springwood Youth Centre.

For more information about these social groups please contact Sue on 4751 1005.

Individual Support

Me3 Individual is an adolescent individual support service that provides an accessible and flexible program to support and address the issues that a young person with a disability is finding challenging.

Adolescent Individual Support is available to young people living in the Blue Mountains aged between 12 and 24.

Me3 Individual Support includes:

  • Counselling
  • Social skills
  • Communication and self esteem
  • Relationships and dating
  • Anger management
  • Advocacy and referral

The NDIS categories that these services fall under are
  • Assistance with daily life at home, in the community, in education and at work
  • Improved daily living skills
  • Improved Living Skills
  • Improved life choices
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased social and community participation

Family Support

Me3 Family is an Adolescent Family Support Service that assists families of young people with a disability to better manage the challenges they face. Using a person centred approach, and emphasising and promoting the strengths of families and young people, MYST aims to work with young people and their families to enhance family functioning, improve parenting capacity and wellbeing of the family.

Support includes:

  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Parenting support
  • Co-ordination of Supports
  • Family routines and functioning
  • Information, advocacy and referral
  • Intensive Family Support
  • Crisis management

The NDIS categories that these services fall under are
  • Assistance with daily life at home, in the community, in education and at work
  • Improved life choices
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased social and community participation

To speak to our disability co-ordinator, please call 4751 1005 or email susan@myst.com.au

Sue CR
Sue Campbell-Ross, Disability Services Coordinator p. 0447 014 142 e. susan@myst.com.au
To book your place on one of our next outdoor adventures: call Sue p. 0447 014 142 e. susan@myst.com.au
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