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Integrated Family Services

Integrated Family Services offer free counselling for families with children up to and including 17 years of age.

All families go through different stages: new parents, parenting young children, parenting school aged children, and parenting an adolescent. Each stage has its marvels and challenges.

Family counselling is about overcoming the effects of problems such as: relationship conflict, parenting dilemmas, children with challenging behaviour, grief and loss, separation and divorce, adolescent issues- (drug use, sexuality, boundaries), communication breakdown, domestic violence, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug issues and living with disability.

Integrated Family Services seeks to work with families to clearly identify the problems and examine the effects of the problems on the family. The counsellor will then facilitate conversations between family members that promote resolution of problems and develop ways of moving forward. The counselling can be offered in a variety of ways:

  • Sessions with individual family members
  • Sessions with children or a young person
  • Family Session
  • Group Programs

This is a free service which is funded by the Department of Human Services & Mansfield Shire Council. This service is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To book an appointment phone 5775 8601.

For further information please click here to view our pamphlet.

The Quality Policy of Mansfield Shire Council - Integrated Family Services is to provide a high quality, professional and efficient service to ensure the satisfaction of all of the requirements of our clients and other stakeholders. MSC – IFS is committed to continuing improvement of its services.