services | yAdas


Delivers proactive, integrated and culturally relevant clinically based programs/partnerships and relationships to engage the young Aboriginal community with a focus on early intervention, education and harm minimisation around substance use and mental health issues.

yAdas is a free, confidential service that works with the young Aboriginal community, aged 12-25, in the Northern Tasmanian region, including the Furneaux Islands. Cornerstone Youth Service works with Relationships Australia: Tasmania in delivering this service.

About Us:

The yAdas team has been working with a group of young Aboriginal students at Port Dalrymple School in Georgetown each week with the aim of providing a holistic approach to drug education.

yAdas has been engaging school groups with a variety of different activities designed to boost self-esteem, encourage  cooperation and team work, bolster  positive and effective communication skills and provide education around alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

The group has learned to support and encourage each other through adversity as the yAdas team have tested their responses to stressful situations on our adventure days. These days have included activities like caving, abseiling, mountain biking and hiking.

Our Aims

  • To support young people in navigating service pathways to optimise individual outcomes
  • Deliver a case management approach where indicated to a young person and their family
  • To work with young people in building capacity for active self-help seeking behaviours
  • To work with the families and the community in delivering education and early invention strategies around substance use and mental health concerns
  • Support young people to maximise their use of the suite of services that Cornerstone Youth Services offers

yAdas TV Commerical:

Published on 28 Jun 2012

This is a TV ad developed and produced by the kids on Cape Barren Island Tasmania about Drug Action Week 2012.

Cape Barren Island is a remote island off Tasmania and is an Aboriginal community. The kids who made this ad are aged between 9 and 13 - what a great job they have done!

It is currently on commercial television getting lots of airtime!

The kids from Cape Barren should be so proud!


Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St
Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
Phone: 03 6335 3100
Opening Hours:
Monday 9-6pm Wednesday to Friday 9-5pm and Tues 12-5pm


64 Stewart St
Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Phone: 03 6424 2144
Opening Hours:
Thursday 9am - 5pm or by appointment

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