Family Services

Counselling & Emotional Support

The Family Support Team specialises in counselling for families who are caring for a child with a life-threatening condition and for bereaved families.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about the difficulties families may be experiencing. The Family Support Team is there to listen, to assist families to identify their strengths and resources and to explore strategies for support.

This counselling may occur formally or as informal emotional support in response to families changing needs. Counselling is an opportunity for a parent, sibling or child to express feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears in a safe, non-judgmental space, identifying their strengths and strategies that will assist them in dealing with the many adjustments in their life.

To find out more information about receiving counselling and emotional support from a Family Support Practitioner, please call the Very Special Kids Support Line on (03) 9804 6253 or download the Family Support Practitioner fact sheet.