Client Supports and Activities

Support for children not at school during the Covid-19 outbreak

Statewide Childrens Resource Program have collated a list of activity ideas for families whose children might be at home from school either now or in the future. 

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TRAK Forward Program - Therapuetic Recovery for Adults and Kids

The Inner East ‘TRAK Forward’ Program (Therapeutic Recovery for Adults and Kids) is a collaborative partnership between Anglicare Victoria, Drummond Street and Relationship Matters.

TRAK Forward offers a range of therapeutic interventions to support the recovery of people, including children, who are moving forward away from the impact of Family Violence. TRAK Forward applies a trauma-informed, phase based treatment framework.

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Meeting the cost of education

Developed by the Council of single mothers and their children, this information sheet provides suggestions on assistance available to help parents meet the cost of their children's education. 

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St Kilda Mums

St Kilda Mums

St Kilda Mums can provide everything a family needs to welcome their baby home from the hospital. This could include a cot, pram, car seat, bouncer, breast pump, change mat, toiletries, nappies wipes, clothing and linen, books, toys and many other essentials from an extensive list of 66 items.

All goods are distributed by Maternal and Child Health Nurses and social workers from more than 250 partner agencies across Victoria.

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Headspace Psychologist

Headspace Psychologist now available for appointments in Monash!

Free & Confidential support for young people aged 12 – 25.

Available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays at MYS Glen Waverley.

Call 9518 3900 or email to book or for more information.

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New Telstra Top-Up Program - complimentary $30 recharge

Infoxchange and Telstra have partnered to offer the Telstra Top-up program, which provides a complimentary $30 recharge to those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or family violence.

The program is now available to specialist housing providers via Infoxchange’s SHIP, CIMS and SRS case management systems across Australia. Any client of these eligible providers who is impacted by homelessness and/or family violence can access the free recharge, provided they are a Telstra pre-paid mobile phone customer.

This new method of distribution replaces the program previously known as the “Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Recharge Program”. This program involved the distribution of physical recharge cards and formally ended on 30 June 2019.

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Level Playground

Level Playground is a project for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators that provides helpful information and activities to support them in the day to day work of raising children free from gender stereotypes. 


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Anxiety in Young Children (4-8)

Fearful and anxious behaviour is common in young children, especially as they come across new situations and experiences.

Most children learn to cope with different fears and worries; however, some children react more quickly or intensely to situations they find threatening and find it hard to get their anxious feelings under control.

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Calm Toddlers, Happy Parents

In this parenting session, we will discuss some of the underlying reasons why challenging toddler behaviour occurs and explore respectful ways to set clear limits while maintaining a loving connection, which in turn will result in day to day life becoming calmer and happier for the whole family.

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Food Aid Program - Templestowe

Food Aid program in the Templestowe area for individuals or families struggling with everyday financial commitments, like food.

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Family violence Protection - Tenancy Kit

This kit is designed for support workers and advocates who assist people affected by family violence. The purpose of the kit is to help people in rental housing to know their rights, have a secure home and limit any financial loss.

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Parent-Child Mother goose Program

Eastern Health are running a group for parents and pre-school aged children, for families where there is a parent experiencing mental health challenges, and/or the family has experience of family violence.

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Get together - a guide to what's on at Community Houses across the outer east

A brochure listing over 200 activities, programs, groups and events conducted at the 30 community houses across the Outer East of Melbourne. A great way of letting people know about the amazing range of programs that are available to the community, including support activites and food services.

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Pathways to Home - Assertive outreach for people sleeping rough

Pathways to Homes is an assertive outreach program delivered by wellways in t he local government area of Maroondah. It is part of the Victorian Government Rough Sleeping Action Plan, a Two-year pilot program running across Victoria. 

Pathways to Homes is an assertive outreach program delivered by Wellways in the local government area of Maroondah. It is part of the Victorian Government Rough Sleeping Action Plan, a two-year pilot program running across Victoria. 

Pathways to Home will engage with people experiencing rough sleeping and support them to connect with their community. The program will work alongside exisitn services and collaborate to support participants to secure a home and live a meaningful life.

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LGBTQI+ Job Support

Are you 15-25 years old and interested in attending a free lgbtqi+  specific program run by a specialist employment service?

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Theme: Young People

Energy - Payment Difficulty Framework

1 January 2019 energy customers have new rights that help them to pay their energy bills.

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EACH - The Grand Parenting Group

The Grand Parenting Group is a facilitated, open group, held monthly for grandparents. It’s an opportunity for grandparents to get together, connect with other members of the community, and share grand parenting stories and ideas in an open, caring and respectful environment. Time: Monthly, ongoing from March 2019.

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EACH 2019 Group Programs for Families and Youth

EACH 2019 Group Programs for Families and Youth

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2019 Ardoch School Costs Guide

The Ardoch School Costs Guide is intended to support parents, carers and those who care about children’s education and ensure that children have everything they need to learn and realise their potential. While the aim of this guide is to help inform you about the different costs of education and assist you to manage these, we believe that the personal role you play in supporting children to learn is the most critical.

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New Energy Rights to Help Customers from 1 Jan 2019

From 1 January 2019 energy customers have new rights that help them to pay their energy bills. To explain what the changes mean the Energy and Water Ombudsman has created some useful resources including a new videofactsheet and webpage.

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LifeCare Women's Centre

LifeCare Women's Centre is part of Crossway LifeCare, a community services organisation passionate about helping people in tough places flourish.

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Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)

ECASA provides a free counselling and support service to people who have experienced sexual assault either recently or in the past. The service is also available to non-offending family and friends. ECASA’s counsellors are trauma specialists with degrees in psychology, social work or counselling.

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Ferntree Gully Community Christmas Lunch

Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
Time: From 12pm 
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
Ferntree Gully
Assistance with transport is available
Book early to avoid missing out (places are limited) : 8711 8677 or

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State Schools' Relief

State Schools’ Relief is a not for profit organisation that supports the needs of underprivileged Victorian government school students by providing new school uniforms, shoes and educational resources. We work side by side with all Victorian Primary, Secondary, Special Developmental and Language schools to ensure that any students facing hardship have the necessary clothing and appropriate footwear for school.

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Free 12-month mail redirection for special circumstances
  • If you are a survivor of family violence you may be eligible for free mail redirection
  • You will also have the one-off option of free PO Box access for up to 22 months
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FREE sexual health service at Inspiro (Lilydale)

Inspiro are running a free sexual health service in Lilydale.  The community health nurse can see people individually on a range of issues around sexuality including safe sex, contraception, STI information, pregnancy choices and more.

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Tobacco Free Clinic

Presented by EACH this program offers specialist counselling to support people to reduce or quit smoking. 

The Tobacco Free Clinic is open to anyone seeking to reduce or quit smoking. Consultations are provided by an experienced and registered health professional with training and expertise in smoking cessation.

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Surviving Parenthood - Building Connections
  • What is discipline?
  • Why doesn't punishment work?

Do you want to:

  • Help you and your child cope with change in a chaotic world?
  • Establish positive relationships with your children?
  • Develop strategies to manage anger?
  • Talk so your kids will listen?
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Jobs for Life

‘Jobs for Life’ exists to bring hope and dignity to the unemployed and assist in the pursuit of finding meaningful work. The course focuses on each person’s unique design and the importance of work while encouraging and motivating students to develop the hard skills required in being a dependable employee. The Jobs for Life course teaches practical skills as well as important life skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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Community Hub Meals

Free Meal 
Tuesdays and Fridays 
Wantirna South

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Talking Teens

A Parents Building Solutions Program - Parentzone

Do you want to:

  • Help your teen cope in a chaotic world?
  • Improve your teens skills in problem solving and resolving conflict?
  • Stay connected and communicate better with your teen?
  • Manage your own anxiety and anger?
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Tuning into kids

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting - Parentzone

Would you life to learn tips and strategies to:
• Be better at talking with and understandingyour child?
• Help your child learn to manage their emotions and deal with conflict?

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Growing Resilient Children

Parentzone - A Parents Building Solutions Program for parents of children aged 2 to 10 year

Help your child cope in a chaotic world?
Improve your child's confidence and self esteem?
Deal with anxious feelings?
Help your child to cope with change?
Develop strategies to manage anger?
Communicate better with your child?

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Parentzone - Parenting Workshops

Come along to these five Parents Building Solutions workshops to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!

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Paws for thought

There will be a drop in group starting on Thursdays run by me Billie the Therapy Dog! Paws for Thought aims to engage clients who may not be ready for one-one-one appointments but need a soft introduction to headspace Knox. We all know I am a great tool for engaging young people and I also make them feel calm and happy. It will allow opportunity for young people to socialize with each other and chat informally about what they may be on their minds with some supporting headspace humans.

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Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing up Great Kids is a Parenting Program using mindfulness and reflection to support parents as they review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children. 

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Sringboard - 16 to 21 year old's

Intensive case management support assisting in the areas of education, training or employment with a flexible approach

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Liwurruks in the Hood - Workshop

Boornawan Willam is running an empowering and exciting 10 week program for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Aged 15-21 that aims at preventing all forms of violence against women. 

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New Family Violence support group starting soon at the lifecare women’s centre

We are seeking referrals for our new support group commencing in Term 4, on Thursday 11 October.

Target audience* 

  • Single mothers with a history of domestic/family violence (intimate partner)
  • not currently in a crisis (unless sufficiently supported by other services)
  • women who are feeling ready and motivated to commence their healing journey
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Beginnings Playgroup

Free supported playgroup for families connected with Anchor

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Lets Talk About Teenagers - Parentzone

Come along to this session to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!

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Growing Resilient Kids

A Parents Building Solutions Program for parents of children 3 to 13 years - Parentzone - Anglicare 

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CHAMPS MAT Life Skills Program

CHAMPS (Children and Mentally Ill Parents) is a peer support program for children of parents who have a mental illness or mental health issues. 

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The MAT Life Skills program

The MAT Life Skills program is for children aged 8 - 12 years who have a parent with mental health issues, including children who do not live with their parents.

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Neami Steps to Wellbeing

Neami Steps to Wellbeing is a FREE short term program funded by the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network

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The Crew - for young people aged 16-25

A group for young people aged 16-25 who may be disengaged from school, community and peers. 

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Mind works with people 16 - 64 years of age whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live in the community is impacted by mental health issues. 

People who use our services come from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Wild Wednesdays Journey - Bush adventure Therapy Group

Headspace Knox, in Partnership with EACH Youth and Family and the WILD Program are looking for young people between 15-18 years of age, who have high anxiety/low mood, to participate in an 8-week personal journey, concluding with a 5 day wilderness journey.

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Project Respect

Project Respect is a not-for-profit, non-faith based support service for women with experience of the sex industry and women trafficked for sexual exploitation to Australia. 

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Victorian Youth Week - Grant applications open

Young people looking to organise events for the first Victorian Youth Week 2018 can now apply for grants to help kick start their plans, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos has announced.

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