Local businesses’ Christmas treat for young people in need

High Street Youth Health Service nurse Nina Livingstone, Department of Human Services Western Sydney staff Lilian Khoury, Leanne Sanders and Megan Morawsky.

High Street Youth Health Service treated more than 40 young people to a early Christmas BBQ to celebrate the festive season.

High Street Youth Health Service is located in Harris Park and provides a safe space for young people who feel alone, stressed and vulnerable.

Youth health counsellor Christian San Juan said everyone was encouraged to decorate Christmas baubles and receive a airbrushed temporary tattoo.

“Thanks to the continued support from Robson Rebuild (Greg, Laura, Lucas and Samantha) and Priceline Parramatta who ensured everyone received a Christmas gift,” Mr San Juan said.

“Outback Steakhouse Wentworthville supplied the BBQ lunch and the teams at Woolworths Parramatta, Department of Human Services Western Sydney, Smart Centre, Auburn Girls High School and the NSW Department of Environment provided the necessities for the BBQ as well as food hampers for everyone to take away with them.

High Street Youth Health Service staff shop for the Christmas BBQ.

“OzHarvest, Delicia Patisserie Naremburn also donated food items and the team at Share the Dignity gave away 30 handbags filled with personal hygiene items and self-care essentials for young women such as make-up, hats, clothes, biscuits and other non-perishable items.

“Thank you to all the people and businesses involved in caring for our youth.

“It is with the help of caring people in the community that we are able to make a difference.”

High Street Youth Health Service will be closed from 21 Dec until 7 January. For further information about their service, visit: https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Events/High-Street-Youth-Health-Services.

If you require assistance for emergencies call 000 or contact LifeLine 13 11 14 or Kids HelpLine 1800 551 800