What you do, how you do it

EACH’s Manningham Youth Services (MYS) in partnership with Manningham Council, which offers a community-inclusive youth service that aims to improve the health & wellbeing of all young people who live, work, study or are otherwise connected to the Manningham municipality.

MYS will endeavour to engage with all young people to help build skills, qualities and capabilities to create sounder pathways for a brighter and more optimistic future.

MYS will engage all young people across the Manningham municipality through the promotion of youth participation, developing partnerships to inform, consult, and co-design on matters that impact on them and the Manningham community. MYS seeks to empower all young people to be energetically engaged with the Manningham community while inspiring young people to be encompassed in all aspects of planning, decision-making, design and implementation regarding issues that are important to them.

MYS aspires to understand the issues, concerns and numerous challenges that young people in Manningham struggle with throughout their journey. MYS plans to accomplish this by actively listening, hearing and acting on what young people have to say. MYS will passionately advocate for all young people who are connected to the Manningham municipality and provide a complete wrap-around service that ensures positive outcomes.

MYS will advocate, support and inspire young people across Manningham by employing the EPIC service model Empower, Partner, Innovate, and Connect.


Our Team:


Chris Milne, Team Leader

Chris’s journey began in the construction industry across multiple trade services, including establishing and operating his own business. Chris spent time in the Australian Defence Force before returning to Melbourne to begin a career in Youth Work. Chris has previously worked in leadership roles with Uniting, La Trobe University and City Football Group.

Samantha Stuckey, Youth Participation Worker:

Sam has spent several years volunteering for various youth services while studying her Diploma of Community Services and became recognised for her primary prevention work in Cardinia Shire. Sam went on to assist a rural hospital in opening and running a youth drop-in centre, working closely with the local high school. Sam also works at the drop-in centre and additional volunteer Family Violence and Youth Support work in Cardinia Shire.

Paula Joyce, Service Access Worker:

Paula has worked for EACH across several roles and joined the Manningham Youth Services Team as a Service Access Youth Worker in October 2019. She is a fully qualified Counsellor and has experience in the facilitation of psychoeducational group programs. She also has volunteer experience working with survivors of Family Violence in safe houses across Victoria. Paula is currently leading the development of the Young Female’s Leadership Program and The Mental Health Awareness/Trauma Informed Care Programs to be rolled out in 2020.