Our Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS), is funded by the Department of Social Services.
FMHSS provides free, individual outreach support for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years, with the involvement of their families. Meaning we go to the families to work with them in a comfortable environment such as their home.
Our team of Child, Youth and Family Practitioners have worked with over 500 individuals in the FMHSS program. Helping them address their mental health concern with this early intervention support program.
This program is suitable for children who are:
✔ Experiencing a diagnosed mental health concern;
✔ Showing early signs and symptoms of a mental health concern; or
✔ At risk of developing a mental health concern.
WE ACCEPT REFERRALS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Phone: 07 3255 6555 / Fax: 07 3274 1930 / Email: referrals_SB@accoras.com.au
Phone: 07 5679 3300 / Fax: 07 3274 1930 / Email: referrals_GC@accoras.com.au
Our priority client groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children in contact with the child protection system, young people leaving out-of-home care and children and young people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, disability or who have a history of trauma.
We run group programs in schools which focus on helping students to develop and improve their coping and problem-solving skills. We also run groups for parents, which provide the tools and information they need to help set limits and build positive and healthy relationships with their children. Please click here for more information about our group programs for children, young people and parents.
Community Education, Awareness and Engagement
Community mental health literacy is critical to improving the mental health of families. We attend school events and expos to provide information about our service, help promote conversations about the importance of child and family mental health and wellbeing, and deliver a range of mental health education and awareness workshops and community engagement and development activities, including Mental Health First Aid. We also partner with other organisations to support shared clients and promote stronger, mentally healthy communities.