Mountains Youth Services Team
Our purpose is that all young people that contact MYST get the help they need.
Youth experiences and support at MYST
Outdoor Explore is a therapeutic, adventure-based program in which young people learn & develop skills involving team-work and resilience using guided outdoor challenging experiences in a bush setting.
Youth Centres are safe spaces for young people to connect with peers and youth workers, have fun, talk about issues and develop social skills. Our Youth Centres run in Katoomba and Springwood.
Our experienced staff provide direct support to young people between the ages of 12-24 including emergency practical assistance, ongoing case management, counselling, court support and advocacy.
What we do makes a difference
You can now donate to MYST using the barcode below when you recycle your cans and bottles at any Return and Earn Centre for the next 3 months. MYST is raising funds to be able to train year 10 students in Teen Mental Health First Aid in 2021! Thanks for your help!
Youth centres provide a safe and friendly place for young people to socialise, hang-out and access good information & support.
Individual and Family Work
Our experienced staff help clients with tough or complex problems to understand and access a range of care and support options.
Outdoor Explore – Bush Adventure Therapy
Our evidence based programs focus on the development of social and interpersonal communication skills for young people.
Counselling is a process where the counsellor and the young person or family develop better outcomes for everyone involved.
Groups and Programs
Our personal development programs are targeted interventions that address a range of social and emotional issues.
Information and Referral
As part of the Linker Network we work to ensure that all people in our community are supported to get the right help at the right time.
Street Art Murals Australia
Established in 2008, SAMA has painted over 360 professional street art murals for a wide range of public and private clients. Notably SAMA has completed commissioned works for Lead Lease, The Big Day Out Music Festival, Amnesty International, Scenic World, NSW Rail Corp, and Pfizer.
Be a part of the MYST community
It is only because of the generosity and support of our friends, funding bodies, community partners and local businesses that we are able to care and support young people in the Blue Mountains.
Donations made to Mountains Youth Services Team Inc. over $2 are tax deductible. MYST (ABN: 19 942 569 473) is a registered charity endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. CFN/20768.
MYST acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra people. MYST recognises the strength, capacity and resilience of past and present. We offer our respect to the Darug and Gundungurra people, and to Elders both past and present of the Blue Mountains. MYST also endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart as our First Nations voice to parliament asking to be properly recognised in the constitution and to have a voice in the laws and policies that are made about them.
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.
MYST (ABN: 19 942 569 473) is a Public Benevolent Institution and registered charity endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. CFN 20768. MYST, Outdoor Explore and SAMA names and logos are the intellectual property of Mountains Youth Services Team Incorporated.