Cornerstone Youth Services Inc.

Youth Engagement Team (YET) - Devonport

YET is for 12 – 25 year olds who are:

  • Disengaged from one or multiple areas of their lives, including family, services and supports, school, employment, etc.
  • Presenting with, or at risk of, severe and complex mental health issues

The service is available in North West Tasmania – delivered from headspace Devonport and Cornerstone Burnie. Outreach is provided– appointments in the home, at school, in the community, with a another service provider, via Skype and by phone.

YET aims to provide a service for young people who fall through the gaps between office-based primary care mental health services and tertiary level services, such as Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) and Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

YET aims to reengage the young person in school, employment and other supports and activities as identified by the young person.  YET also aims to decrease hospital admission rates for young people with more complex presentations.

  • By providing an Assertive Clinical Outreach Model of Care, incorporating a range of biopsychosocial interventions depending on the needs and preferences of the young person
  • This can include working with the young person’s family and / or school, and linking with community agencies to increase support and access to services
  • YET also provide secondary consultation to community staff and agencies who provide support young people with complex mental health difficulties including schools, youth shelters, and housing agencies

YET is provided at no cost.

Self-referrals are welcome. GPs, school, parents and family, other services and supports can also refer to the program.

Any person meeting the eligibility of being disengaged will have an initial assessment with a Mental Health Clinician and either accepted for ongoing support with YET or referred to a more appropriate service.

What the service can help with

Family supports
Mental health
Social and emotional development
Suicide or self-harming behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Intake and Assessment

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

12 - 24

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered

North West

Contact Details

Level 1, 33 – 35 Steele Street, Devonport 7310

(03) 6424 2144

Focus Domains




Being loved and safe

Being healthy