Information for Schools
Teachers and school counsellors are best placed to identify children and young people who may be struggling or whose family are facing challenges. Referral to a service outside the school may be preferable when young people and parents would like to keep their difficulties private.
Unifam has several services and programs targeted for children and young people.
Family Counselling with Children and Adolescents
Family Counselling with Children and Adolescents brings together families to improve communications, address everyone’s concerns and strengthen family relationships.
Options for Adolescents and Families
Options for Adolescents and Families assists young people (in year 7 – 12) and their parents to address their issues and build healthy relationships through family relationship counselling.
The Anchor (Supporting Children after Separation)
The Anchor (Supporting Children after Separation) supports kids (aged 5-18) through separation by providing services such as counselling for kids, consultation to parents in mediation and therapeutic groups for kids. www.theanchor.org.au
How to refer
To refer a child or young person to Unifam or to find out more information about Unifam’s counselling and mediation services please contact any Unifam office. Referrals must be made with the consent of the family.
If appropriate, the school counsellor may ring Unifam whilst the parents are present to ensure they feel supported when approaching a new service.