Child and Family Mental Health Program

The Child and Family Mental Health Program is a free service provided by UCWB and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The program assists children and young people (0-18 years) in the council areas of Tea Tree Gully and Port Adelaide Enfield who are at risk of developing mental health issues.

The program aims to:

  • Enhance the wellbeing of children and young people and improve mental health outcomes.
  • Help children and young people to develop resiliency and effective coping skills.
  • Enhance children and young people’s connection with their family, school and community
  • Assist families to support their child/young person and improve relationships.
  • Increase community understanding and responsiveness to mental health issues and risk factors for children and young people

We assist children and young people who may be struggling with issues such as:

  • Difficulty attending school
  • Bullying
  • Difficulties with social skills and friendships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Social isolation
  • Early signs of anxiety/depression
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Eating or sleeping problems
  • Major life changes (including school transitions)
  • Loss and grief related to family break up or illness/death of a loved one
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Significant family stress
  • Mental health issues within the family

Contact UCWB at 08 8245 7100.

Hear Modbury High School students discuss UCWB mental health workshops

Tina, child and family support team

“We are passionate about supporting young people and their families in strengthening their relationships. Our work is about supporting young people to develop resilience, coping skills and helping them build positive connections with those around them.”