Our Family Support worker meets with parents individually and runs parenting groups to help parents increase their confidence in parenting and understand and manage their children’s behaviour.

The Family Support worker can assist families with managing things like:

  • Tantrums
  • Bedtime problems
  • Mealtime difficulties
  • Children not following instructions
  • Aggression towards parents, siblings and others or
  • Other areas of concern

To enquire about Family Support, please contact us on 9430 9100.

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We also offer many groups and programs for families.

Support for new and expectant parents

To support parents adjusting to what can be a particularly challenging time in their lives, this service provides support and counselling to new and expectant parents who may be dealing with, or at risk of, perinatal depression.

A mix of face to face counselling, phone support, access to online programs with regular check-ups and referral and liaison with other services is available.

Help is offered to mums and dads free of charge living in the north-east and eastern regions of Melbourne through two different options – SMS4Families or a direct referral. A perinatal counselor can be seen at healthAbility in Eltham.

SMS4Families is a free telephone messaging service which provides information, support and tips addressing parenting and coping with the stress of a new baby.

To find out more about this service, telephone Carrington Health 03 9890 2220 or visit carringtonhealth.org.au/copss