Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Youth Wellbeing

Help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to get through tough times.

This service is available in:

  • Rockhampton

How we can help

Our service is a free service that aims to improve the social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in their homes, families and community reduces the risk of our young people entering or re-entering the youth justice and/or child protection systems.

Limited brokerage is available to support young people and their parent/guardian, but must be linked to case plans before funds can be released. The brokerage funds cannot be used for any emergency financial relief.

There’s no shame in asking for help

We are here to help you as a young person in need and your parent/guardian. We all need help at times.

There is no shame in asking for help, one of our friendly staff are happy to yarn with you about services you can access. Our service is confidential and we will always seek your permission before we share any information with other services.

Am I eligible?

We work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and the parent/guardian from 8-17 years of age. Consent is required for us to work with the young person.

Self referral

You can self-refer by:

CQID referral form

What we can do to support you and your family:

  • Advocate on behalf of the young person, parent/guardian family when required
  • Provide life skills advice and referral
  • Build healthier relationships
  • Help with budgeting and managing money skills
  • Establish safe and practical routines
  • Provide cultural support and cultural identification support
  • Help with access to Legal Advice
  • Help access further Education/Training/Employment for young people (8-17 yrs)
  • Provide advice on young person/child development, well-being and attachment

Meet our Youth Wellbeing team

Daniel Yasso

Daniel Yasso | CQID

My Mob

I am a Aboriginal (Iman) and South Sea Islander (Vanuatu) man

What I do

General Manager of Social Services

Emma Lennox

Emma Lennox | CQID

My Mob


What I do


Jenny Gooda

Jenny Gooda | CQID

My Mob

Aboriginal and Islander

What I do

Indigenous Youth and Family Worker

Siale Sionepeni

Siale Sionepeni | CQID

What I do

Indigenous Youth and Family Worker

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