About ACYP Recovery Youth Support Service (RYSS)

The impact of disasters on children and young people is felt across all aspects of their life, from education to recreational activities, health and wellbeing, employment and housing.

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) went to disaster affected areas of NSW and spoke directly to more than 400 children and young people face-to-face about their experiences of disaster. This was followed up with quantitative polling of a further 1,000 children and young people.

The combined results of this research informed the development of the Children and Young People’s Experience of Disaster Report.

What RYSS does

Meet the RYSS team

How we can help you

How to get support

Northern Rivers Disaster Recovery Preparedness Roundtable & Report

Your feedback matters

In the case of emergencies

If you are a young person in immediate danger and require urgent assistance, please contact the NSW Police Force or other emergency services by ringing 000.