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Child and family services

We offer a range of specialised services to support children, young people and their families at different stages of their lives.

We do not provide a crisis service. If you need urgent help, please contact Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

As part of our services for families, we provide a range of family support and parenting support programs including parenting skills workshops.

We are committed to:

  • working in a preventative way with whole communities, such as in schools and maternal and child health centres
  • working in an early intervention way to assist individuals and families to maintain healthy relationships
  • offering high-quality services to families affected by difficult life experiences, such as mental health or emotional health difficulties,  family violence or other trauma.

We usually require parents’ consent to work with children under the age of 18, but in certain circumstances, we will work with people aged 15 to 17 without parental consent. In these circumstances, the young person needs to be able to understand the service that will be provided and give their informed consent.

Read more about our services for children and families
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Child and youth safety
Keeping children and young people safe is a priority at Relationships Australia Victoria. View our statement of commitment and Code of Conduct to learn more.
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Child and parenting groups
Programs for parents, children and young people about good communication, emotional development and managing conflict.
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Connect Me
Free counselling and support for 4-11-year-old children in Gippsland experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, distress and trouble sleeping.
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early matters
Promoting and supporting healthy, safe, family relationships through educational programs for parents and children living in specific areas of Ballarat and Sunshine.
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headspace Bairnsdale
We're proud to support young people's wellbeing through our headspace Bairnsdale centre.
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headspace Sale
We're proud to support young people's wellbeing through our headspace Sale service.
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headspace Wonthaggi
We're proud to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Bass Coast and South Gippsland through our headspace Wonthaggi centre.
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Our Family Mental Health Support Service in East Gippsland.
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Respect and Connect
A skills-based schools’ program to improve students’ understanding of healthy relationships, gender equality, managing emotions and communication skills.
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Support for Fathers
Our national project supporting dads and father-figures. We provide resources, information sessions for dads, and professional training for workplaces and service providers.
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Youth Enhanced Service - Gippsland
Free mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged 12 to 25 years in Gippsland. 
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