Child and Family Mental Health

About this service

Helping families better negotiate the transitions and challenges of family life that can impact on mental health and wellbeing.  It includes:

Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) – no cost service with a focus on children and young people who are at risk of, or experiencing mental ill-health symptoms through a whole of family approach. Our service is child centred but family focussed.

Kidztalk – no cost mental health service for children (0-11years) who are at risk of developing or are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Hands on Parenting Education (HOPE) – practical parenting support for families with children 0-5 years

    • Service name

      Child and Family Mental Health

    • Service address

      Wyndham Medical Centre, Level 1, 242 Hoppers Lane, Werribee
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    • Phone

      9663 6733

    • Fax

      9639 3363

    • Urgency levels

      Help, Looking for Support

    • Service area

      Wyndham City Council boundaries (also services in Geelong and Carlton)

    • Service hours

      9 - 5 pm (until 8pm on Thursdays only)

    • Additional age criteria

      No age limits

    • Interpreters

      Interpreters can be provided at no cost within Kidztalk and Family mental health support service

    • Service type

      INDIVIDUAL

    • Costs

      Dependent on program and financial status of family. Kidztalk (for 0-11 years) and Family Mental Health Support Services are no cost

    • Public transport information

      Drummond Street Services in Wyndham are situated near Hoppers Crossing train station and several bus routes

    • Service for

      Children and families

    • Languages (other than English)

      English

    • Disability access

      Yes

    • Drop in service

      No

    • Outreach

      Yes

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    • Participation length

      Support can be brief (6-12 sessions) or in FMHSS can be longer term for families facing more challenging issues.

    • Participation type

      Voluntary service.

    • Staff profile

      Child and family counsellors, psychologists

    • Specific exclusions

      Any family in need of support can access the service

    • Who can refer

      Anyone

    • Referral mode

      Email/Phone

    • Point of intake

      Carlton

    • E-Referral option

      No