FAMILY & OTHER RELATIONSHIPS

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.

Qualified and experienced counsellors provide information and referral to support services. Offers telephone and online counselling.

Australia

The Australian Childhood Foundation provide counselling to children and young people who have been affected by family violence.

Children and young people can access this service if they:

  • are 17 years of age or younger
  • have been affected by family violence at home
  • are not in foster car or kinship care
  • have a parent, carer or significant adult who can support them through counselling
  • are not currently involved in another similar counselling service
8 Boland Street, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. In Tasmania, Baptcare Gateway connects families with vulnerable children, young people and people with a disability to specialist family and disability support services within their community.

175 Collins St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. In Tasmania, Baptcare Gateway connects families with vulnerable children, young people and people with a disability to specialist family and disability support services within their community.

108 Mount Street, Burnie, TAS, 7320, Australia
(03) 6431 8555(03) 6431 8555
1800 819 4471800 819 447
(03) 6431 8114

Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.

Mediation services provided on the North West Coast only.

85 Best Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.

Provides mediation services on the North West Coast only.

201 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6332 0600(03) 6332 0600
(03) 6332 0699

Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.

Provides mediation services on the North West Coast only.

35 Tower Road, New Town, Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6278 1660(03) 6278 1660
(03) 6278 1005

Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.

Provides mediation services on the North West Coast only.

Australia

Responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.

Tasmania, Australia

A service providing safe and positive contact arrangements for children whose parents are separated.

The Children’s Contact Service makes it possible for contact arrangements to take place with minimum stress both for children and their parents. It can also help with establishing a relationship between child and parent when there has been a period of limited or no contact.

The services that are provided include:

  • planning, negotiation and setting up of contact arrangements
  • facilitated changeover to enable the child to be transferred smoothly from one parent to the other at contact times
  • supervised contact visits to enable child and visiting parent to enjoy quality time together
  • separate appointments for both parents
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • an established children’s centre with toys, games and equipment
  • practical, sensible security including separate entrances and exits for each parents wherever possible.

Advantages of using the service include:

  • contact can be made using an independent third party
  • parents do not have to deal directly with each other
  • it provides a relaxed, safe and neutral environment for children and parents
  • both parents can feel they are doing the best for their child.

Costs involved:

  • $20 intake fee (per person)
  • $15 per hour for supervised visits (per person)
  • $5 per changeover (per person)

Children’s contact services are located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Dads in Distress (DIDs) offers peer support that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. Callers can talk with someone who has personally experienced separation.

Their services include:

  • Telephone helpline
  • Support groups
  • One on one support
  • Referrals
  • Website resources

All services are confidential and free (some groups though may require a gold coin donation to cover cost of room hire).

Telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Tasmania, Australia
0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)
0400 066 169 (for North & North Western Tasmania)0400 066 169 (for North & North Western Tasmania)

A service provided by the Department of Health & Human Services, for people who have been involved in a family violence incident and have been issued with a Police Family Violence Order.

They can provide information and advice about what a Police Family Violence Order means, how to prevent breaches and provide referrals to appropriate services.

Ellerslie Road, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

Family support program with trained volunteers who provide support to families in the family home, by way of visits and telephone contact.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Elder Relationship Service is a counselling and mediation support service to assist older people and their families to:

  • prevent or resolve family conflict;
  • have difficult conversations;
  • plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
  • resolve differences in ways that improve their relationships; and
  • make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.

You can attend the service on your own, with your partner, as a family, or your children or parent(s) can come by themselves.

Attending the service is voluntary and confidential. The service is a not for profit community organisation and the services are subsidised by the Federal Government. They try to make the service as affordable as possible, fees are determined by the local organisation and are based on your income, they will advise of any fees payable upon the booking of the appointment.

The service is run by Relationships Australia.

1 Pine Avenue, Upper Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm.

269 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

421 Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

This is a National telephone service established to assist people from families affected by separation or relationship issues. Provides information and advice, particularly about parenting arrangements after separation.

123 York St, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children’s issues. The Centre does not provide legal advice. The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink. The first 3 hours of counselling are free.

Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

34 Paterson St, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia
(03) 6334 0895(03) 6334 0895

Provides free lending library, referrals, information on family and personal matters, counselling, courses and workshops on communication and parenting. Services Northern Tasmania.

Tues, Wed, Fri: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m
Thurs: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the safe at home initiative (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).

Tasmania, Australia

The Family Inclusion Network of Tasmania is an advocacy and support group for parents involved with the Child Safety Service. Advocacy is provided by a group of volunteers who have been through the Child Safety Service process and who want to support others going through the same experience. The volunteers support the parents by advocating on their behalf, attending meetings and Court proceedings. FIN Tas work closely with a group of lawyers and barristers who over the years have developed a good understanding of the Child Safety process.

22 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Foster Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FCAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.

Services Provided by FCAT:

  • 24 hour phone support
  • Regular newsletters
  • Meetings
  • Social Activities
  • Annual conference
  • Support during case planning
  • Support during family conferences
  • Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)
  • Telephone support and referral service
2/2 Gordonshill Rd, Rosny Park, Tas 7018

Can assist individuals and families through the provision of information and advice, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services. Works with families from all cultural backgrounds, provides family support where a disability may be present. Offers an Integrated Family support Service (IFSS), Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS), family support for Grandparents and Relatives raising children.

Can assist individuals and families through the provision of information and advice, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services. Works with families from all cultural backgrounds, provides family support where a disability may be present. Offers an Integrated Family support Service (IFSS), Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS), family support for Grandparents and Relatives raising children.

Huonville, TAS, 7109, Australia

The Huon Domestic Violence Service offers support and information regarding domestic violence within the Huon Valley.

Services offered by the Huon Domestic Violence Service include:

  • Support
  • Counselling
  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Court Support
  • Community Education

This service is eligible to all victims of domestic violence. No referral necessary and is a free service.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

KIF aims to improve outcomes for children in families with substance use issues, providing integrated, long term and intensive support to vulnerable families and children at risk.

229 Campbell St, Hobart Nth TAS 7000, Australia

The Family Support Service is a program of Lady Gowrie Tasmania funded by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the integrated family support program.

The Service is available to families with children through the gateway referral process to provide respectful, confidential support for strengthening and developing family life.

The program promotes the safety, stability and wellbeing of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

159 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.

59 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 3pm.

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