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On this page, you and your child can find information about family counselling, relationship counselling and family services for teenagers across Australia, as well as contact details and links.

Australia wide

Australian Government Department of Social Services – Reconnect services
This program helps young people improve family relationships and re-engage with work, education and the community. Reconnect services offer counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family. 

Kids Helpline – Teens 
This is a free counselling service for teenagers and young people. You can talk to a specialist youth counsellor about relationships, or anything else that’s worrying you, by email, webchat or phone 1800 551 800, 24 hours, 7 days.

Reach Out – Parents coaching
Reach Out offers free online coaching to parents and carers of teenagers. If you’re worried about your relationship with your teenage child, or worried about your child’s wellbeing or behaviour, coaching can give you strategies to help.  

Reach Out – Relationships
This webpage has links and resources related to a range of relationships, including family relationships, stepfamilies, adoption and friendships. 

Relationships Australia 
This organisation provides resources for couples, individuals and families to help enhance and support relationships.

The Line
This program is aimed at promoting respectful relationships, and helping teenagers and young adults through difficult times in relationships. 

Australian Capital Territory

Relationships Australia – Canberra and region
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families. 

Richmond Fellowship ACT
This organisation offers youth and family counselling. It also has facilities and services for young people experiencing social and behavioural challenges.

New South Wales

Interrelate
This organisation offers counselling and mediation services in New South Wales. It also runs education programs to help children and parents communicate.

NSW Family Referral Service
This referral service connects families and young people with a range of support services throughout New South Wales. Use the website to contact your nearest service.

Relationships Australia – New South Wales
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families. 

Northern Territory

Relationships Australia – Northern Territory
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families. 

Queensland

Relationships Australia – Queensland
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families.

South Australia

Anglicare SA – Family relationship support
This program aims to strengthen family groups and encourage healthy relationships.

Relationships Australia – South Australia
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families.

Uniting Communities – Family and relationship support
This agency provides mediation and counselling for young people and their families to help resolve conflicts and improve relationships. The service also helps young people to get involved in education, training, work and the community.

Tasmania

CatholicCare Tasmania – Family services
This agency provides family and relationship counselling and mediation services.

Relationships Australia – Tasmania
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families.

Victoria 

Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Teams (Child FIRST) 
Child FIRST is a central referral point that connects young people and their families with a range of community-based family services and other supports. On this webpage you can find the contact number for your nearest Child FIRST team. 

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria – What’s OK at Home?
This website has information specifically for children and teenagers on identifying and preventing violence and abuse in relationships and families. 

Drummond Street Services
Drummond Street offers a range of counselling and other family support services, with a particular focus on the needs of children and teenagers.

Relationships Australia – Victoria
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families. 

Western Australia

Family Helpline
This helpline is provided by the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support. Families needing help with relationships can get confidential counselling and information, 24 hours, 7 days – phone (08) 9223 1100 or 1800 643 000 (for regional callers). 

Holyoake – Drumbeat 
This program explores relationship issues like peer pressure and bullying, and helps young people deal with emotions, identity and social responsibility. It aims to engage young people who resist ‘talk-based’ therapies.

Relationships Australia – Western Australia
Relationships Australia offers counselling, education programs, mediation services and other help for individuals and families.

 
 
 
  • Last updated or reviewed 19-02-2018