The Purpose of Better Place Australia
Better Place Australia’s purpose is to make provision for the relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness directly to people in Australia, including those who have experienced family violence.
An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other, and live safer, more confident lives.
We help people to become more resilient, to empower them and to enjoy healthier relationships, by building their skills and knowledge, giving guidance and tools, and supporting them through challenging times.
To achieve this, Better Place Australia will provide a range of services for the enhancement of family relationships and the prevention, management and resolution of family conflict, including but not limited to family mediation, conciliation, arbitration, counselling, child counselling, family therapy, elder abuse prevention, relationship education which is:
(a) community based; and
(b) easily accessible to all members of the community in need of benevolent relief;
and provide a range of services including:
(a) financial counselling and financial literacy skills development to those living in poverty or lacking financial resources;
(b) assistance, support and treatment for adults, adolescents, children and families living with mental health issues, abuse issues and/or where anxiety, suicide risk, antisocial behaviour and trauma are present
(c) management or resolution of conflict and/or the enhancement of relationships to alleviate the suffering of children, adults and families with high levels of distress, isolation and complex needs, ;
To conduct professional consulting, training and education services in areas including human relationships, conflict management and resolution, family and organisational functioning;
To contribute to the promotion, development and reform of practice and policy in the above areas, and to contribute to community development activities in relation to these areas; and
As an organisation and as individuals, we value compassion, optimism, professionalism and empowerment – these are present in every action we take.
Better Place Australia acknowledges the Kulin Nation as the custodians of this land and pays our respects to their Elders past, present and future.