“Counsellors do not judge, give advice or direct you to take a certain course of action. They help you find a better way to deal with your situation and make your own decisions.”
Peninsula Community Health
12 - 32 Hastings Rd, Frankston 3199
Phone: 1300 665 781 (Mel Ref: 100A G11)
- Personal relationship and separation issues
- Family violence
- Sadness, depression, grief and loss
- Stress and anxiety
- Dealing with trauma
- Managing chronic illness
- Parenting and child behaviour issues
Group programs include:
- Anxiety Management
- ‘Keeping families safe' Program
- ‘More to Life’ Pain Management groups.
Counselling is open to Frankston and Mornington Peninsula residents who might not have access to private counselling services.
Referral: Clients can phone themselves or be referred by a doctor, health worker or community worker.
Cost: Healthcare cardholder - $10 per session
Family Relationship Centre
Address: Level 1, 146 Young St, Frankston 3199
Phone: 9770 0341
Fax: 9770 2906
Monday, Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Assistance for families at all stages of the relationship, to achieve, strengthen and maintain positive relationships whether the family lives together or is separated.
- Counselling for individuals, families, couples and children, men’s programs and relationship education groups.
- Family dispute resolution to develop a workable parenting plan.
- Public community education and information sessions.
- Support where separation occurs and new relationships form.
Dispute resolution by phone may be organised for people unable to attend personally.
Lifeworks — Frankston
345 Nepean Highway, Frankston 3199
Phone: 9783 7611
Fax: 9783 8633
Times: Monday, Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
General counselling. Loss and grief, families, anger management.
For appointments call 1300 543 396 (Costs apply).
Family Mediation Centre
Level 1, 146 Young St, Frankston 3199
Phone: 1800 639 523
Resolving family conflict around issues of separation, property division, care of children.
Orwil Street Community House
Address: 16 Orwil Street, Frankston
Phone: 9783 5073
Services by qualified counsellors during community house open hours. Phone for cost and to make an appointment.
Also on our website:
Family Violence - Support for Men and Family Violence - Support for Women
Childrens Counselling Services
Child FIRST Family Service
1300 721 383 (Intake service)
Child FIRST ensures vulnerable children, young people and their families are linked into services they need.
Information, referral, case management and support to families when a child’s safety, stability or development are affected by:
- Significant parenting problems
- Serious family conflict or breakdown
- Pressure due to a family member’s physical or mental illness, substance
- abuse, disability or bereavement
- Young, isolated or unsupported families
- Social or economic disadvantage
Family Relationship Advice Line
Phone: 1800 050 321
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Provides information to parents, children, young people, grandparents, step-parents or friends affected by family relationship or separation issues on:
- Helping maintain healthy relationships
- Family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation.
- The family law system
- Developing workable parenting arrangements after family separation
- The impact of conflict on children
Referral to Family Relationship Centres, dispute resolution services and other services to help with relationship and family separation issues.
Phone: 8599 5433 (Duty worker)
Address: 34 Playne St, Frankston
MATES Program for men who have been abusive, violent and controlling towards the people in their life.
Frankston Integrated Family Services
Phone: 1300 721 383 (Intake Service)
Address: 51 Playne St, Frankston
Information and referral, case management and support to families.
Frankston Integrated Health Services
Phone: 9784 8100
Address: 12 ― 32 Hastings Road, Frankston
Adults, families, couples, individuals.
Phone: 1300 845 745
12 noon ― 3:00am, telephone counselling.
Phone: 9783 7611 (Ring number to make appointment)
Address: 345 Nepean Hwy, Frankston
Ring for an appointment, general counselling for couples or individuals. Loss and grief, families, anger management.
Mens Referral Service
Phone: 1300 766 491
12 noon - 9:00pm Monday to Friday.
Free, anonymous and confidential Helpline.
Youth Resource Central
Phone: 9768 1366
Address: 60A Playne Street, Frankston (next to library)
Open: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Come in for a chat with a youth worker or visit the website to find more about our youth hubs.
Phone: Carer Counselling and Advisory Service 1800 242 636
Address: Level 1, 37 Albert Street Footscray
Free counselling sessions (up to six sessions) is available for people who care for a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or chronic illness, or who is frail aged. Counselling can be arranged at the Carers Victoria office in Footscray, over the telephone, or somewhere closer to the carer’s home.
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