Family Wellbeing is for children aged 5-11 years who are at risk of developing a childhood behavioural or emotional disorder. Children can be offered up to 12 individual sessions with a mental health clinician who will provide child friendly counselling.
Children can be referred to Family Wellbeing program if they are, or are at risk of developing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Priority access will be given to those who meet one or more of the following criterion:
- are known/involved with Families SA or at risk of Families SA involvement.
- have been suspended or excluded from school
- have been involved with the Juvenile Justice system
- are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- are from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups and/or from a migrant background
Children who do not meet one of the above categories will still be offered a service but may experience a longer wait period.
To access Family Wellbeing children can be referred via:
- their GP’s using a Children Treatment Plan or a Mental Health Treatment Plan (see link at bottom).
- a relevant community organisation, such as a school or Families SA can refer children using a Community Referral form.
- Parents can also self-refer their child/ren by calling us directly on (08) 8209 0700.
Services are provided in our on-site counselling rooms and also at a range of child-friendly locations across the northern Adelaide region.
Please note that children and their families must not be eligible for a State Government Service or affiliated services to be eligible for Family Wellbeing.