We’re here to support kids and young people to grow up happy and healthy.
We offer help and support specifically tailored to children, young people and their carers.
All of our counselling staff are caring and qualified family practitioners or counsellors who are committed to supporting each individual to achieve their full potential. We are often able to support children and youth at a location that best suits them, like at home, school, community spaces, in one of our offices or online via email or live chat.
We want to support any way that we can and where possible we are able to tailor any of our programs for children or youth when a need is identified. Please contact our friendly team on 1300 610 610 so we can help.
- Family issues and conflict
- Family separation and divorce
- Living in blended families
- School issues and bullying
- Behavioural issues
- Anxiety, depression and emerging mental health concerns
- Grief and loss
- Sexual abuse
- Family violence
- Child protection issues
- Homelessness or at risk of homelessness
- Parents who use drugs and/or alcohol
- Play Groups for parents and young children or babies
- Kids Clubs
- Homework programs
- Transition to prep/high school
- Dealing with strong emotions such as anger, grief, sadness, anxiety and depression
- Specific behavioural issues
- Emotional resilience/development and social skills programs
- Coping with bullying
- Coping with family violence
- Healthy relationship programs for youth to prevent domestic and sexual violence
- School-based programs
Anglicare provides counselling and accommodation services to young people aged 12 -18 who are at risk of homelessness or are homeless. Counselling support and mediation is available for young people and their families, and may deal with family conflict, behavioural issues, communication skills or conflict with friends.
Accommodation services are available to young people aged over 16 years who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. While living in Anglicare youth accommodation programs, young people are supported to develop skills to enable them to live independently. If needed, counselling and support is provided to enable them to return to live in the family home. Crisis accommodation (up to 3 months duration) and transitional accommodation (up to 12 months) is provided.
Anglicare crisis accommodation is fully staffed on a 24-hour basis by trained and caring professional staff.
Youth counselling and accommodation services are available in
Anglicare youth homelessness programs are funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
The youth support co-ordinator initiative is aimed at young people who have newly disengaged, or who are at risk of disengaging, from education and training. Young people aged 14 to 17 years who are at risk of not completing Year 12 are supported through services such as individual case work, group activities and community projects with the aim of promoting social inclusion and increasing participation in education and training.
Anglicare youth support co-ordinators work in a range of school and community settings, and are important members of the education team. Anglicare is funded to provide youth support co-ordinators in:
- Roma and surrounds (Roma child protection and youth services)
- Chinchilla (Roma child protection and youth services)
Anglicare youth support co-ordinator programs are funded through the youth support co-ordinator initiative, a joint initiative of the Queensland Departments of Education, Training and Employment and the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
Anglicare understands the impact that separation has on the family unit and in particular, children. We work with parents to provide support and develop coping mechanisms throughout the separation process.
Anglicare runs a course designed to help individuals developing functional post separation co-parenting strategies for the benefit of all parties.
OnTrack is about addressing the challenges faced by young people. It acknowledges that speaking up about these issues can also be seen as a challenge – but it shouldn’t be.
Watch the documentary to hear from young people who have faced their challenges and managed to get their lives on track, with the support of music as a way of sharing what they’re feeling.Find out more
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