Family health and support
This page provides information about family health and support in the City of Stirling.
Please note, the following services are operated in conjunction with not-for-profits or Government Departments.
Teen Family Centre
The Teen Family Centre provides services to young parents (21 years and under) who are engaged in education. The centre's objective is to provide a real opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their children through education, close mentoring and communal support.
For more information, please visit the Teen Family Centre website.
Health initiatives for children
Better Health program
The Better Health program runs a free ten-week program for families with children aged 7 to 13 to help them lead healthier and happier lives. The program aims to build confidence and self-esteem through games and activities, while learning new, healthy and goal-setting skills.
One in four Australian children are overweight or obese, and this can lead to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There is also a 25-50 per cent chance of childhood obesity leading to adult obesity, so preventative action during childhood is really important.
For more information, please phone 1300 822 953 or visit the Better Health website.
Counselling and mental health
Stirling Support program
The Stirling Support program provides free, short-term counselling and referrals for City of Stirling residents over the age of 18 who are on a low income, pension or an unemployment benefit. The service is delivered by graduate counsellors and psychologists who are fully qualified and volunteer their time to the program.
Appointments take place at Vision Counselling and Psychology which is located at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough.
For more information, please phone the Vision support team on 1300 184 746 or visit the Vision Counselling website.
headspace Osborne Park supports young people aged 12 to 25 who are going through a tough time. They provide free information and support around:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Alcohol and other drug use.
If you need to talk to someone, headspace Osborne Park is a great place to start.
For more information on headspace, please visit the headspace website.
ReachOut.com is Australia's leading online mental health service. It's the perfect place to start if you're not sure where to look for information on mental health issues for young people. It helps many young Australians with information, support and stories on everything from finding your motivation to getting through really tough times.
For more information please visit the ReachOut website.
Children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI)
The COPMI website has helpful information for children and teenagers who have a parent with a mental illness.
For more information, please visit the COPMI website.
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