The EACH Youth & Family Counselling Team provides free counselling support to children, young people (aged 12-25 years) and their families who live, work, study or play in the City of Whitehorse, Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges and surrounding areas.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Keeping Safe

In line with current measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, support is still available through telephone or online on a private and secure network. Please contact us for more information.

Counselling appointments are available Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

To discuss or make a referral to the EACH Youth & Family Counselling Team contact us on 1300 003 224 or 9871 1800 or via youthandfamilyvic@each.com.au.

 

We can assist with issues relating to (but not limited to):

  • Mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety and depression)
  • Managing relationships
  • Bullying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Parenting Support

We also support young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and those who are experiencing problems related to family conflict, changes in family structure, or other disengagement from family and/or community. We work in collaboration with local schools as a key site of early intervention.

Children’s Counselling

Our Team also provides free counselling support to children aged 0 to 12 and their families who live, work, study or play in the City of Whitehorse.

Counsellors can assist with issues relating to (but not limited to):

  • Parent and child relationships
  • Parenting
  • Social and Emotional wellbeing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Self Esteem

This service is funded with support by the City of Whitehorse.

This program offers:

  • Group activities
  • Youth courses
  • ​Family support/Counselling
  • Parenting Support/Counsellng
  • Counselling

Who can access this program?

This program supports children, young people and their families living in the Cities of Maroondah, Knox, Whitehorse or the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

What does it cost?

This program is free.

When can this program be accessed?

This program supports children, young people and their families through Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

How can you access this program?

For more information please contact us on 1300 003 224.

Groups and Programs:

To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community, we are suspending all group programs until further notice.We understand that many participants that attend our groups may be isolated and are vulnerable in this time of need, our dedicated teams will endeavour to keep in touch with clients and carers via telephone support.Please follow our social media pages and our website as advice may change as the COVID-19 situation evolves.For more information please contact our Service Access Team on 1300 003 224.

Bringing up Great Kids:

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) is a Parenting Program using mindfulness and reflection to support parents as they review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children. The program is for parents/carers of children aged between 0-10yrs.

BUGK can also be run in collaboration with you agency/service. Please contact for us for further details.

Who:Parents/Carers of children Aged 0-10 years
When:Term 2 and Term 3 in 2019

 

The Crew "Boomerang Bag Community":

The Crews Boomerang Bag Community is a group that meets regularly on a Tuesday afternoon to make reusable shopping bags from recycled materials. It is a casual, friendly environment with music and vegan snacks provided.

If you are concerned about the environment, know how to sew, or would like to learn then please come along and join us.

There are also jobs for people who dont want to sew such as cutting out patterns, pinning and ironing.

The goal is to sew, create, promote conversations and encourage people to understand why reducing waste is important.

Who:Young person aged 16 - 25 years old.

When:

Ongoing from early 2019 Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Cost:Free
Where:14 Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

 

Peaceful Kids:

Peaceful Kids program is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children. This program helps children to build their emotional resilience so they are better equipped to deal with the day to day stresses that life brings them.

Who:Different age group each term.
When:Terms 2 and 4 after school 2019.


Shine:

Shine is a therapeutic group for young women 14-17 who are experiencing symptoms of depression and or anxiety. The program focuses on assisting young women to improve their self-esteem, self-confidence as well as strengthening their ability to manage strong emotions.

Who:Young Women aged 14 - 17 years.
When:Terms 2 and 4 2019


The Grandparents Group:

The Grand Parenting Group is a facilitated, open group, held monthly for grandparents. Its an opportunity for grandparents to get together, connect with other members of the community, and share grand parenting stories and ideas in an open, caring and respectful environment.

Who:Grandparents
When:Monthly, ongoing in 2019

 

Treehouse:

Treehouse is a therapeutic program for primary-school aged children, who need some extra support with social skills, self-esteem, managing strong feelings and developing resilience. Children are able to develop their relationship skills in a non-confrontational way, while also allowing them to safely think about how they might cope with their own worries.

Who:Different age each term
When:Terms 1 and 3 2019 after school

 

Wild

Wild is a program that was previously known as 'Reign it In'. The focus of this Wild program is for young people where there is conflict in the home. Young people will be given preference where their parents have completed Breaking the Cycle through Meridian (Anglicare).

Who:Young People ages 13 - 15
When:Term 3 2019


Your Voice:

Your Voice Program is an 8 week program designed to give young people aged 16-25 opportunities for training and personal development leading towards a project of their choice. Included is personal narrative training, public speaking and communication, event management, cultural training and self care.

Who:Young people aged 16 - 25 years old
When:Term 2 2019 for 8 sessions