Young Yarning Pty Ltd

Youth Through Challenging Times

Young Yarning is a Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mentoring Social Enterprise Service aimed at youth in the Northern Territory.

It has been developed on the foundations of the national Social and Emotional Wellbeing framework and principles primarily to support young First Nations people and all young people within the community, who are experiencing challenging and complex mental health concerns and personal difficulties.

Young Yarning has been developed through culturally informed and strength-based practices, as well as through extensive experience and knowledge in delivering Social and Emotional Wellbeing support services through a primary healthcare service, providing holistic support in both a clinical setting and community outreach setting.

About Me

My name is Addy and I am a proud Aboriginal man who grew up in the Northern Territory, both in Alice Springs and Darwin. My First Nations heritage and roots come from the Yawuru people of Broome and spread through Western Australia and the Northern Territory through my mother’s side.

I founded Young Yarning with a clear vision in mind: to support the mental health and wellbeing and enhance the lives of our Youth within the Territory and beyond. 

The program and service development at Young Yarning is guided by extensive experience within youth and adult justice systems, studies in Psychology, Counselling, Trauma and Other Mental health related areas as well as previous roles held in social and emotional wellbeing work within a youth mental health service.

I currently work as a firefighter, where I have a unique opportunity to support the community within that work and the flexibility to pursue what is called “Young Yarning”.

Services Available NT Wide

1 on 1 Mentoring & Support

  • General Supportive Counselling.
  • Narrative Therapy Approaches in Support.
  • Psychoeducation.
  • Goal Setting, Activity Scheduling and Community Engagement. 
  • Trauma Informed Support. 
  • Recreational Activity Engagement.
  • Family Support Sessions.
  • Comprehensive Case Note Reporting.

The duration of each session is approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

Available for ongoing sessions and single session.

Mental & Physical Resilience (Sports) Program

  • 1 – 2+ hour rogram.
  • Engagement in physical recreational activity (sport, games, physical workouts).
  • Wellbeing discussions and resource driven engagement around mental resilience building on maintenance of physical and mental wellbeing. 
  • Program is adaptable to ALL ages. 

Available for ongoing contracts or one off sessions. 

Cultural Connections & Healing Program

  • 2+ hour program.
  • Connections to family and land through yarning circles, identifying language groups, recognition of cultural traditions and story telling. 
  • Engagement in activities such as painting, music, fishing, on country visits. 
  • Program is adaptable to ALL ages.

Available for ongoing contracts or one off sessions.

Music (Guitar) Program

  • 1 – 2 hours per session (ideal over a 5 – 10 week period). 
  • Learning the guitar. 
  • Healing through music.
  • Up to 6 participants per group when learning the guitar.
  • Adaptable to ALL ages. 

Available for ongoing contracts or one off sessions.

School Based Support & Programs

In-school or off-campus support within a classroom environment, 1-on-1 support, set group programs, teacher support, school holiday support, and availability to work independently within the framework of Young Yarning or “under the umbrella” of the school.

(Day Rate Available)

For more information about NDIS Support (Non-Registered Provider), please contact us.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Young Yarning acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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