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.

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
288 Invermay Road, Mowbray, TAS

Baptcare is a purpose driven organisation focused on delivering the best of care to people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver better outcomes for people in our community; combining the best commercial practice with a social heart.

Baptcare has more than 150 staff who work throughout Tasmania to deliver the best of care to people in Family and Children Services, Foster Care, Disability Services and Residential Aged Care.

4/95 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009, Australia

Baptcare is a purpose driven organisation focused on delivering the best of care to people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver better outcomes for people in our community; combining the best commercial practice with a social heart.

Baptcare has more than 150 staff who work throughout Tasmania to deliver the best of care to people in Family and Children Services, Foster Care, Disability Services and Residential Aged Care.

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.

Hours: 9am-5pm Mon – Fri

85 Best Street, Devonport Tasmania 7310, 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.

Hours 9AM – 5PM Tue-Fri

201 York Street, Launceston, 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.

Hours:  9am-5pm Mon – Fri

35 Tower Road, New Town, 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.

Hours: Open ⋅ 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Australia

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

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:

  • Intake – free
  • Supervised Visits and Changeovers – a fee is payable by both parties. Reduced rates are available for concession card holders.

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 Western Tasmania)0400 066 169 (for North Western Tasmania)
0437 589 627 (for Northern 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.

199 Mount St, Upper Burnie TAS 7320, 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 Mediation, Dispute Resolution and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children and property issues, and elder mediation and counselling to support older Tasmanians and their families negotiate agreement in ways that matter to them. 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.

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/).

4 Hart Place, Rokeby Tasmania, Australia

The Foster and Kinship Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FKAT) 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 FKAT:

  • Telephone support and referral service
  • 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)
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.

346 Macquarie St, South Hobart TAS 7004, 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.

Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas 7000

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

59 York St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia

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

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

The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. We also provide support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.

 

The Men’s Referral Service is for:

  • Men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member
  • Women seeking information about men’s use of family violence
  • Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence
  • Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence
175 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Mission Australia works with Tasmanian individuals and their families to enable them to reach their full potential. They provide services for families, children, youth and people with mental health issues, providing a variety of services.

6 Strahan Street, South Burnie, TAS, 7320, Australia

Reconnect is an Anglicare program which supports young people, aged between 12-18 years, in North-West Tasmania to reconcile with their families.

Reconnect is a free program that can be used to build bridges with family. Reconnect can help with:

  • One to one counselling
  • Mediation between you and your family
  • Support and encouragement
  • Opportunities to get involved with education, training, work and community activities
31 King Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Reconnect is an Anglicare program which supports young people, aged between 12-18 years, in North-West Tasmania to reconcile with their families.

Reconnect is a free program that can be used to build bridges with family. Reconnect can help with:

  • One to one counselling
  • Mediation between you and your family
  • Support and encouragement
  • Opportunities to get involved with education, training, work and community activities
432 Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS, Australia

Reconnect is a free, early intervention outreach service that supports young people aged 12-18 to develop the kind of relationships they want to achieve with family, explore education or employment opportunities and engage with their community.

Reconnect offers individual support as well as family counselling.

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