Children & Families

Negative childhood experiences, developmental circumstances, and various predisposing factors can collectively play a role in the emergence of mental health issues and developmental delays in young individuals.

These challenges can significantly disrupt educational progress, social connections, and overall well-being. In such scenarios, it becomes crucial to provide children with timely support and intervention to tackle these difficulties and minimize the potential long-term consequences.

We understand that a child or young person must be supported within their environment and therefore wish to ensure that family members, educators and stakeholders are involved in assessment and treatment where possible.

Who can benefit?

From around the age of 6 or 7, children can actively engage with psychologists to develop strategies for emotional regulation, address mental health issues, and enhance skills related to self-management and social interactions. Parents of children under the age of six can also benefit from participating in sessions, where they can gain insight into the underlying causes of their child’s condition and learn strategies to optimize outcomes, including behaviour management. Additionally, educators can find value in collaborating with a child’s psychologist to gain a deeper understanding of the student’s unique learning needs.

Available services include

  1. Evaluation of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and developmental conditions like ADHD, intellectual disabilities, or dyslexia.
  2. Therapy to treat mental health issues.
  3. Skill development to address areas of developmental delay such as self-regulation, social skills, organisation and planning skills.
  4. Parent training in behaviour management strategies

How Can I access this service?

Contact our friendly admin team via our contact page, phone or email address to start the intake process. We will send you an intake form and our information sheet and consent form and an NDIS service agreement if you have an NDIS plan with funding allocated for psychology.