Counselling – Paediatrics Community

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The counselling team offer counselling and therapy to children, teenagers, families and carers. They have the experience to assist, understand and develop skills in the areas of:

  • counselling for children 0-14 years old with anxiety, depression and behavioural concerns, and social issues
  • family and relationships
  • grief, loss and trauma
  • parenting issues and concerns
  • antenatal and post natal depression and parenting issues

Eligibility Criteria

This service is for children (0-14 years) who:

  • live, work, study or attend pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey or Cardinia Shire
  • OR cannot access local services due to poor transport accessibility
  • OR service is not provided by local community health service.

This service is not for children who:

  • come from high-income families
  • are eligible for, or currently accessing another service such as:
    • Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA),
    • ECIS
    • SCOPE
    • have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis
    • have current suicidal thoughts/self-harm behaviours
    • have been identified as appropriate for, or are already on, the Early Childhood Intervention Service waiting list (ECIS)
    • who have been sexually assaulted
    • are currently in a family violence situation. If family violence is historical and not the presenting issue we will see the child.
    • are currently in a family separation situation. If currently experiencing family separation, please refer to Relationships Australia: We will see the child if the presenting issues are for anxiety post-separation.

Referral Method(s)

Referrals should be sent by eReferral through Healthlink or by email.

Phone:  03 8572 5631

Eligible Postcodes

City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey or Cardinia Shire

  • Greater Dandenong – 3171, 3172, 3173, 3174, 3175, 3975
  • Casey – 3156, 3177, 3802, 3803, 3804, 3805, 3806, 3807, 3912, 3975, 3976, 3977, 3978, 3980
  • Cardinia – 3139, 3159, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3806, 3807, 3808, 3809, 3810, 3812, 3813, 3814, 3815, 3816,3978, 3980, 3981, 3984,3987

Additional information required

Include all patient demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results

Service contact details:

Service Enquiries:  8558 9000
Service Enquiries Email:

Contact hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

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Please review the eligibility criteria before submitting a referral.