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To ensure that the Choose Thrive Team offers relevant, effective and inspiring mental health solutions, we use data and statistics from a range of sources, including, but not limited to: 

  • Independant research conducted by Choose Thrive Inc
  • Central Coast Council
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Mission Australia
  • Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Generation Next
  • Butterfly Foundation
  • Blue Knot Foundation
  • Orygen Youth Services
  • Iris Foundation


50,141Young People aged 12-24 live on the Central Coast

14.9% of the Central Coast Residents are young people

24.2% projected growth of the number of young people up to 2035
Projected growth of 24.2% up to 2035

  • 2025 – 56,530
  • 2030 – 59,477
  • 2035 – 62,282

25% from a single parent household

80% do not access mental health support due to several barriers

84% rate mental health as being really important for young people

Choose Thrive Inc uses the latest statistical data which was released by Central Coast Council in their ‘2019 to 2024 Youth Strategy’ Report. Ref:

36% live within 10km of the East Gosford area

  • 11.2 % Narara to Ourimbah
  • 19.6% East Brisbane Waters & Coastal
  • 5.3% Gosford Central
  • 14% Peninsula
  • 36.1% in surrounding suburbs and a further afield
  • 36% of youth live in the area surrounding East Gosford. A further 14% live in the Peninsula region, where youth services are practically nonexistent.  
  • This provides us with a total of 50.1% of young people (approx. 25,000) who live within 10km’s of East Gosford – our serviceable area.


Choose Thrive Inc understands the barriers that youth and young people face when it comes to accessing quality mental health and wellbeing care. We are committed to breaking down those barriers and do so in the following ways:

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"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible
St Francis of Assisi

Choose Thrive is a Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing charity, located on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. 

We develop creative solutions to support vulnerable and at-risk youth within our local community. Our solutions are delivered by mental health professionals trained in supporting young people.

Our people are guided by the Christian values of compassion, courage, and charity. We hold the core belief that given the right support, everyone has the capacity to thrive.

Choose Thrive Inc (INC1901073) is an Australian registered
Public Benevolent Charity, & has been endorsed
by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductable.

Choose Thrive Youth Young Adult Family Mental Health Wellbeing Charity DGR Endorsed Public Benevolent Institution PBI Gosford Central Coast NSW Australia Cafe Michele Gower

54 Hills Street, North Gosford NSW 2250, Australia
02 4311 2525 
Choose Thrive offers mental health and wellbeing support to Central Coast Youth & Young Adults, and their Families.

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