Get Involved

Want to be part of our winning team? We are always looking for new partnerships.
Suzanne Yasa - Operations Manager
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Visit from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

MYST is first and foremost a team, and the strength our organisation and our ongoing success is wholly attributed to the individuals who makeup that team.

From the members of the Management Committee who wrestle with the tough decisions of strategic direction, to our administrators and our passionate staff who work to support each and every young people day after day; we are proud to be Mountains Youth Services Team.

As a Team we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve the lives of the young people we support.

We understand that good governance and a strong dynamic organisation will create the best possible environment for our staff to work and grow.

We recognise that partnerships are integral if we are to support our clients to achieve the best possible life outcomes.

Partner with us to advocate for young people and to extend the opportunities and choices that are available to them.
Damian Cooper - General Manager

How Young People can participate at MYST

How you can participate in how we provide support to you:

  • Attend meetings and have a say
  • Talk to your youth worker and carer about what you want
  • Write a letter to be read in the meeting if you’re not attending o Talk to your youth worker about the things YOU want on your
  • plan.
  • You have a right to participate in planning

How you can shape your own life:

  • CONSULTATION: sharing your views with someone involved in decision about your life
  • DECIDING TOGETHER: being involved in decision making
  • ACTING TOGETHER: sharing power and responsibility for decision-
  • making
  • SUPPORT: being supported to make independent decision

Your ideas about the system are important:

  • Have your say about what’s working and what’s not working in disability services at MYST
  • Join the Friends of MYST as a young person and participate in surveys and focus groups
  • Contact the National Disability Insurance Scheme Independent Advisory Council.

  • Not happy and want to complain?
  • You are always allowed to voice your opinion! o If something is bothering you, you can talk to your youth worker, carer or call MYST on 1800 40 50 13

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NSW Youth Worker of the Year - Jarrod Wheatley

An appreciation of the differences made by youth work begins from seeing that measurable outcomes are only part of the picture. It is also vital to recognise that helping young people with more intangible outcomes around social and emotional intelligence that will give them the resilience and self-belief to go forward into adulthood.


MYST (ABN: 19 942 569 473) is a public benevolent institution endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
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MYST acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples. MYST recognises the strength, capacity and resilience of past and presentAboriginal people in this region we we offer our respect to the Elders both past and present of theBlue Mountains.


MYST does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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