What We Do

Our Programs
& Services

The team at MYST provides an inclusive, judgement-free space for every youth in the Blue Mountains where everyone aged 12-24 years old generously receives valuable support, education and the life skills to build resilience and reach their absolute potential.

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Youth Centres Locations:
Springwood & Katoomba (drop-in)

MYST operates two unique youth centres, one at Katoomba and one at Springwood. Young people aged 12–24 years can drop-in to these spaces to relax, socialise with peers, participate in educational and recreational activities, have a snack or a meal, and connect with the youth workers on site. We also run special events and holiday programs throughout the year at the centres.

MYST Youth Centres are inclusive and safe spaces for all young people in the community where they can come and make vital connections with peers and our services

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Springwood Youth Centre (drop-in):


59 Springwood Avenue

Drop-in times: Thursdays 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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Katoomba Youth Centre (drop-in):


31 Waratah Street
Katoomba NSW 2780

Drop-in times: Fridays 3pm-7pm

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Music Room

MYST has created a unique soundproof music rehearsal space (complete with drum kit and bass guitar and all the equipment needed) within our Katoomba Youth Centre which local young bands and performers can access and use as a rehearsal space and help them develop their craft to them launch a career in music.

This space was established with the help of Blue Mountains City Council, Local Blue Mountains Rotary Clubs, Katoomba Music and Future State Studios.

Complete the registration form and you will be contacted by a MYST Staff member within 7 days regarding the next steps.


In a pursuit of mental well-being and an unwavering belief in the transformative power of accessible and enriching programs, we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing within the nurturing embrace of our holistic mental health initiatives. Together, let us pave the way towards a healthier, more compassionate future for all our youth in our region

Outdoor Explore

MYST’s unique Outdoor Explore takes young people out of the classroom and into the outdoors and nature with this unique therapeutic, adventure-based program facilitated by highly experienced and qualified guides and supported by our Youth Work Team.

Personal Development

A structured and intentional approach to self-improvement and growth aiming to enhance various aspects of a young person’s life, including their skills, knowledge, abilities, and overall well-being.

Other Support Programs

From teen mental health first aid to court support and breakfast club, to events and holiday and outreach programs, and everything in between, MYST is here to enhance every young person’s life and help them do better.

Indigenous Programs

Over 19% of young people in the Blue Mountains Community identify as Aboriginal. MYST works with schools and within the community to provide a range of culturally appropriate program and services to help educate and breakdown barriers for 1st nations people to ensure they feel included and safe.

CALD Programs

Culturally and linguistically diverse young people within the Blue Mountains community are at an increased risk of developing mental challenges due to prevailing high levels of mental health-related stigma and racism within their communities.MYST has developed a range of programs and services to support these vulnerable young people.

LGBTQIA+ Programs

Growing up LGBTQIA+ is still unacceptably tough. Young people face many challenges including discrimination and bullying. MYST works with schools and young people in the Blue Mountain to change this.

Individual Counselling and Family Therapy

MYST provides free specialist counselling support to young people and their families, including those with complex needs. Counselling can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, cultivate positive behavioural change, manage crises, and improve relationships and quality of life.

Early Intervention Case Management

Early intervention is crucial to helping young people who are experiencing difficulties. MYST’s case management workers offer holistic support in a range of areas including health, finance, education and training, employment, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, recreational resources, life skills, legal, accommodation, parenting and general welfare.

Financial Counselling

Financial counselling is a free and confidential service to help people experiencing financial hardship. MYST now has a Financial Counsellor specialising in helping young people. She can help you find your way out of debt. She can also help you make informed financial decisions.