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Better Place Australia, Level 1/16 Park Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192 Australia
Cheltenham, VIC 3192

T 03 9556 5333 T 03 9556 5333


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Chelsea , Vic 3196

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Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

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Koo Wee Rup, Vic 3981

T 1300 623 523 T 1300 623 523


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Life is sometimes stressful, and this can really affect our mental health and how we relate to the people we love. Our Family Mental Health Support Service can support you to make simple changes and help you get through difficult times.

Early intervention works to keep families together and thriving. Focus is on improving the wellbeing of children and young people, and improving their relationships with family, school and their community.

We provide effective support for children, young people and their families when dealing with problems arising from changes within the family like divorce, moving, or even a new baby. Stress may also be financial, due to alcohol and substance use, gambling or housing issues.

Group work is offered to help you learn healthier strategies and behaviours. We also offer individual work to help develop the stability and resilience to see you through the tough times. We can help link you to other community services if needed.

Referrals can be received from families; other professionals and schools for the Frankston area.

Better Place Australia offers a free Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) that provides support to vulnerable families with children and young people in the Frankston area who are showing signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental illness. This includes changes in mood, anxiety, worry, ways of coping, stress and other significant life stage transitions.

Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) is early intervention support to vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental illness.

This service will work with children and young people with their families to support the family group. Through the links with other services and providers, FMHSS will be able to respond in a timely and flexible way to support children, young people and families to access supports to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Who can access the service?

For FMHSS, eligible participants are children and young people up to the age of 18 who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness, and their families and carers. FMHSS is a whole of family approach and is not able to work with a child or young person without the involvement of their families or carers.

A formal diagnosis of mental illness is not required to access FMHSS.

What do I do now?

If you would like to know more, please call 1800 639 523 or send an email to enquiry@betterplaceaustralia.com.au with your contact details.

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