4families

4families

Do you need support for your family?

If you live in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Cockburn, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River or Rockingham you can get free support through our 4families service. 

All families go through life's ups and downs. The downs can create worry, stress and tension within the family. You might be concerned about your children's mental emotional and social wellbeing.

You are not alone. Often families need support to get through the tough times.

How can we help?

4families is a free service that provides whatever support families and carers need, linking them to a variety of services to reduce family stress and enable children and young people to reach their full potential.

We can provide:

  • counselling and emotional support
  • information and referrals
  • home-based family support
  • workshops, seminars and groups
  • community development activities
  • support for grandparents and carers

We focus on prevention and early intervention by addressing issues that affect the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people.

Where families and carers need more assistance, we will actively work with other services including schools, community organisations, Centrelink and mental health services.

4families is only available for those living in the Kwinana, Cockburn, Albany, Rockingham, Mandurah, Busselton, Margaret River, Manjimup and Bunbury (including Collie, Harvey and Waroona) catchment areas.

This Family Mental Health Support Service is funded by the Department of Social Services.

If you would like to know more please call 6164 0600 or complete the form below.


 

Free Resources

Our Family Mental Health Support practitioners have developed a series of resources and tip sheets to help support families during challenging times. You can download these below.

Pre-Teen School RefusalTip Sheet

School refusal is about an overwhelming anxiety that is so terrifying and disabling that your child cannot go to school regardless of the consequences to themselves and the effects on your family. Download this tip sheet here.

Helping Your Child to Become Less ShyTip Sheet

Being shy is a feeling that most of us have experienced, particularly as children. Your child may be going through this same experience though now the big difference is that you can do things to help them become less shy and more confident around others. Download this tip sheet here.

Being a Playful ParentTip Sheet

Play between a parent and child improves the physical and mental wellbeing of both. However, in our busy lives, we as parents can feel that we don’t have enough time to spend playing with our children. Download this tip sheet here.

Helping Your Child to Cope Following a TraumaTip Sheet

There are various types of traumas that we might experience, with some of us being relatively unaffected by it while others may be profoundly affected. Trauma can also be a disaster in which the trauma affects the whole community e.g., COVID-19 virus, flooding and bush fires. Download this tip sheet here.

Contact 4Families

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To contact your nearest branch call
6164 0600