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.

About Us:

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.

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

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 9-5pm, Tues 12-5pm Wednesday to Friday 9-5pm


64 Stewart St
Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Phone: 03 6424 2144
Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 1pm - 5pm or by appointment.

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