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Children & Youth Counselling Program

Children & Youth Counselling Program

The GriefLine Children & Youth Program

Supporting children and youth in a safe and caring environment encourages them to express and acknowledge feelings that are often overwhelming, hidden or challenging. This program aims to empower children, build resilience and coping skills to manage life’s challenges. Using age appropriate therapies such as play therapy or art therapy, a professional counsellor or family therapist facilitates a tailor-made program suitable for the young person to explore loss and grief related issues that may result from:

  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Having a family member with a disability
  • Having a family member with a chronic/terminal physical illness
  • Having a bereavement in the family
  • Having a family member with a mental illness such as depression
  • Having a blended family
  • Having learning/anxiety/socialising difficulties in school/school refusal
  • Having parental conflicts
  • Having experienced trauma of some kind

The Children and Youth Program is instrumental in helping families recover from difficult circumstances and preventing further breakdown in the relationships within the family unit. Our service is unique as we provide support for parents or primary caregivers for no extra cost. We also work with the child’s support network such as parents, other family member, teachers/welfare officers, social workers and psychologists in formulating the best way to help and support the young person. This service is provided on a donation basis.

This program is specifically designed for young people between the ages of 4 and 18.

GriefLine relies on philanthropic support from the community to deliver the Children and Youth Counselling Program.

For more information please click here or contact Griefline on (03) 9935 7444.

“I have so appreciated your loving care for both boys during such a difficult time of loss and change in their lives. I know he has found the strategies you have talked through with him really helpful (he talks to me about the red beast often, after a book you read him?)”

Mother of a 10 year old

“I felt understood for the first time in a very long time. Thank you so much for understanding.”

Mother of a 9 year old

“I am your success story!”

14 year old client
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