Psychology – Paediatrics Community

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Psychologists in the program work with children aged 0 -14 years of age and their families to provide assessments and interventions for a range of concerns including:

  • child anxiety and depression
  • behavioural and developmental issues
  • social difficulties
  • emotional difficulties
  • transition to school concerns
  • attachment difficulties
  • cognitive function – ability and achievement assessments (when indicated)
  • parental adjustment to child illness/disability/behaviour

Eligibility Criteria

This service is for:
  • children aged 0-14 who live 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 services.

This service is not for:

  • families with a high income
  • children with acute severe psychiatric issues, including current suicidal thoughts or self-harm behaviours. Please refer to Early in Life Mental Health Services (ELMHS).
  • children who have been sexually assaulted. Please refer to SECASA.
  • children currently with Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), or on waitlist for this service: they should be eligible to receive therapy support at these settings.
  • Children being referred for a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please refer to a paediatrician or ELMHS.
  • Children with a current diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder :0 – 5 years old.
  • Family/couples therapy and family separation. Please refer to services such as Relationships Australia or Windermere.
  • Current family violence. Please refer to Family Violence Services such as Safe Steps, DHHS Child Protection.
  • Other members of the client’s family. Child and Family psychologists only provide child-focussed parenting sessions not individual therapy for other family members.

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.