Social, health and community services supporting Cardinia Shire


Better Place Australia
Affordable professional psychological service and counselling support for individuals, couples and children. Available in Bunyip, Koo Wee Rup and Pakenham.

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Family and relationship counselling.

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Centre of Multicultural Youth (CMY)
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

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Echo Youth and Family Services
Provide support to youth and family through a range of programs.

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Gay and Lesbian Switch Board
Telephone counselling, information, referral and support to the LGBT and related communities.

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24-hour personal crisis support service

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Monash Health
Prevention and early intervention programs.

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National Counselling Service
Support to people experiencing sexual assault or family violence.

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Open Arms - Support for Veterans and their families
Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, their partners and families. Where there has been a death of a service person, parents and siblings may be able to access the service. Counselling is working out your personal concerns with the help of a trained professional. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Counselling is usually a short-term treatment for a specific problem. Open Arms offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling.

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South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA)
Provides sexual assault and family violence services including a 24 hour crisis service. Admin Ph: 9928 8741 Crisis Ph: 9594 2289 (24 hour)

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Suicide Line
24 hour support for those at risk of suicide.

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Support services for families with children under the age of 12.

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