our mission

South Coast Nurturing is located in Southern Fleurieu region in South Australia, and is an empathetic and dedicated team of youth workers and counsellors that's motivated to work with our young people in a setting that promotes reflection and growth towards their desired futures.


We are a dynamic youth service that caters for all types of young people, but we specialise in inspiring positive futures for the most at risk and disengaged young people in our community. We work from a strength-based model and incorporate restorative practice into day-to-day events that unfold.

We place importance on developing our strategies and approaches by continually improving our trainings to reflect current and modern issues and barriers faced within today's society.

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The most common range of issues and barriers we face with our youth is:

  • Self Doubt & Self Esteem Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Lack of Confidence and Motivation

  • Emotionally Disregulated

  • Homelessness

  • Suicidal Tendencies

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Issues

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bullying

  • Victims of Childhood Abuse

  • Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Lacks Career Ambition & Goals

  • Drug & Alcohol Misuse

  • Youth Justice

  • Disabilities

  • Disadvantaged Young People

To name a few...​


We are an extremely compassionate and non-judgemental team that sole focus is to support and advocate and empower our youth throughout these complex, complex issues, in turn creating more self confidence and independence for their journey ahead.


We specialise in advocating and supporting our youth with a range of positive strategies that focus on their self development and growth, whilst facing complex adversities.

advocating for our youth
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  Mel and the team at South Coast Nurturing are absolutely fantastic. They are so passionate about helping the kids reach their potential and their goals. I am so
grateful for all the wonderful work they have done with my children. I can't
thank them enough. 

A grateful mother."

Tracy, 2019

"I don’t even know where to begin trying to explain Melanie Jolley’s support towards me over the past few years, from helping me find jobs to signing me up for courses, taking me out for coffee and cake, amazing experiences like quad bike riding, surfing, rock climbing and the list goes on.


She has been the most supportive person and I don’t think I would be where I am today if she didn’t keep kicking my butt to do great things. She has the kindest soul and is amazing at her job, she wants everyone do their absolute best and she will do anything and everything to get you there. So great full for all her support and to have had the pleasure of her being my case manager over the years. Thank you so much for everything Mel x" 

~ Jette, 2019