Anglicare Sydney’s mission, throughout our 160 year history, has been to serve the vulnerable, poor and socially excluded with respect, compassion and love. They offer help and assistance with:

  • Food and financial assistance
  • Aboriginal and Torres strait islander programs
  • Aged care
  • Families, relationships and counselling
  • Out of home care
  • Youth support
  • Migrant and refugee support
  • Mental health support
  • Disability and carer support

To find out more about these programs visit

Canteen is an Australian not-for-profit that provides free and tailored support to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer, whether through their own diagnosis or a close family member’s. It helps these young people:

  • Connect with peers in similar situations through programs and recreation days;
  • Understand what cancer means by providing access to free information and resources;
  • Access online and face-to-face counselling;
  • Join a 24/7 online support community of peers via Canteen Connect; and
  • If they’ve been diagnosed themselves, it provides Youth Cancer Services which are specialised treatment and support services based in major hospitals throughout Australia.

Canteen services also extend to parents impacted by cancer to support them through the parenting challenges that cancer can bring. Our parent support services include:

  • Canteen Connect for Parents, an online community where parents impacted by cancer can connect with each other, find evidence-based resources and chat to a counsellor (;
  • Parenting through cancer, a resource available in both print and online, that provides practical advice and tips to parents impacted by cancer on communicating and supporting their children through cancer;
  • Local face-to-face counselling, which concentrates on the parenting challenges cancer can bring and is focused on skills building and communication in the family.

All support services are underpinned by Canteen’s research and evaluation team who conduct world-class psychosocial research with the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of young people affected by cancer.

To talk to a health professional about information and support for young people, call 1800 835 932. For all other enquiries, please call 1800 226 833 or visit the Canteen website:

CatholicCare Sydney is the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney, delivering more than 140 programs in the areas of ageing, dementia and disability care; employment, education, training and support services; and children, youth and family services.

Throughout life everyone is presented with challenges, stress and anxiety. Talking to one of CatholicCare’s professionally qualified counsellors can help you to face – and overcome – these challenges by addressing a range of emotional, psychological and social difficulties. Services for counselling include:

  • Counselling services
  • Family counselling
  • Individual counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Men’s counselling

Visit: for more information

Part of Primary and Community Health, the team offers counselling services for children up to 12 years of age (end of primary school). They deal with a variety of issues including behaviour problems, anxiety and fears, depression and mood issues, grief/trauma, social issues, sleep problems, school concerns and developmental issues.

For more information visit

or call 8788 4200 and ask for Child and Family Psychology

Karitane works with children and their parents from birth to 5 years of age. Their services cover parenting support and advice, antenatal support and education, services to alleviate parental depression and anxiety, managing toddler behaviour and other issues related to this challenging but rewarding period in families lives. Karitane are leaders in parenting services and provide education and consultation to health professionals that work with families with young children in addition to engaging in a strong research program

For more information visit

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.They help young Australian’s to express themselves, build confidence and live safely. Kids can chat with our qualified counsellors FREE and they speak with thousands of young people every month.

For more information Visit and choose your appropriate age group.

If you need to speak to a counsellor, call 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.

These include conditions such as ADHD, high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays. The children are often anxious, have trouble communicating and interacting with others, and many have behavioural issues. In the later years they are often challenged in literacy, numeracy and impacting on their ability to complete education and participate in the community.

They offer services such as:

  • Assessments
  • Early intervention
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational support
  • Psychology programs
  • Counselling (child and parent)
  • School holiday programs
  • Preschool
  • Out of school hours care
  • Parenting programs
  • Parent and child programs

Visit and click on ‘Services’ to learn more

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Call 1300 78 99 78 anytime anwhere or visit for more information

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation that has been helping people to regain their independence for over 155 years. They offer a wide range of integrated solutions over the long term, through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Their nationwide team of over 3,500 staff uses different approaches, often applied in unison and inspired by Christian values.

Happy Healthy Minds (the Liverpool Family Mental Health Service) is an early intervention program that provides free short term and long term assistance to children and young people living in the Liverpool local government area at risk of or affected by a mental health problem. Assistance is provided to children and young people 0 - 18 years and their families living in the Liverpool LGA who are at risk or affected by mental health issue.Children or young people under the care of state child protection agency are not eligible for this service. However, families and children who have come to the attention of the child protection system but are not receiving structured intervention, and young people leaving out of home care are eligible.

In addition to individual counselling, the Happy Healthy Minds team also offer universal and targeted group programs aimed at increasing knowledge and skills to support improved health and wellbeing that include building resilience, reducing anxiety and tackling bullying.


Or call 9732 6500 for more information.

STARTTS is a specialist, non-profit organisation that for 30 years has provided culturally appropriate and cutting edge psychological treatment and support to help people heal the scars of torture and refugee trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia. STARTTS helps people and communities from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers, who were forced to leave their country due to persecution in the context of political conflict, organised violence and human rights violations.

STARTTS employs specialist Child and Adolescent Counsellors, Youth Workers and School Liaison Officers who work with children, families and schools to provide a broad range of services including individual counselling, therapeutic group work and other activities such as camps and art, music or sports programs.

STARTTS also supports and resources service providers and schools to work more effectively with refugees.

Visit and hover over ‘Services’ to find out more, or call us on (02) 9646 6700.

Parent Line NSW provides support and information for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years and can help with everything from settling newborns, toddler taming, support during family separation, teen mental health and school issues. Counsellors are available on 1300 1300 52 from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 4pm to 9pm Saturday and Sunday.

Find us at or on facebook @parentlinenewsouthwales

Rosebank is a free and confidential counselling service for children and young people in Liverpool, Fairfield and Campbelltown who have experienced sexual abuse. We also counsel non-offending family members. We do not see anyone who has been accused of abuse.

In addition to counselling, we also offer Court preparation, advocacy, information and referral to other services, Victims Compensation Reports and groups, where possible.

Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a service. A report must have been made in order for the referral to meet entry criteria. Visit for more information.

New Suicide Prevention Service offered by South West Sydney LHD Safe Haven. Services available to the public.

When life becomes overwhelming or unbearable, you need to feel safe, connected and supported.

Safe Haven can be that place for you.

  • When life becomes overwhelming or unbearable, you need to feel safe, connected and supported.
  • Talk with our friendly peer workers
  • Relax on the couch, read a book or enjoy our garden
  • Learn about local community and other support programs
  • Create a safety plan with our staff

Click here for Safe Haven brochure.

For more information, visit the website SWSLHD Mental Health Services - Leadership Team (

Individual counselling and support to young people aged 10 to 25 who are experiencing problems associated with alcohol and other drug use. This also includes young people impacted by the alcohol and drug use of their family. Early intervention support focuses on mental health support, building resilience and teaching strategies of mindfulness and coping.

The Ted Noffs Foundation offers individual counselling, group work, workshops to schools, family counselling. For more information visit the website

Uniting offer services for:

  • Children and young people: early learning, newpin,   family and community engagement, homelessness services, foster care,   aftercare for young people, drop in centres for young people, disability   services, counselling, mediation, therapy intervention and support
  • Adults
  • Older people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders   services: including Jaanimili- Birrung Gurung Intensive Family Support which   offers support with managing behavioural problems, building parents   confidence, managing stress, living with the effects of a child’s disability,   planning daily routines, safety planning, linking to specialist services,   case management, intensive support for 16 weeks and parent advocacy.
  • Carers
  • Training and education
  • Disability services
  • Counselling and mediation


Or call 8796 9100

South West Child, Adolescent & Family Services (CAFS) is a dynamic community-based organisation located in Green Valley. Our overarching primary goal is to prevent the breakdown of family units by supporting families during their most difficult times. Our aim is to provide professional, high quality services to the community.

CAFS provides counselling with the option of case management. We also provide group work for parents/carers, and/or children & adolescents up to the age of 18 years old.

They consist of a ‘Psychological Team’ and a ‘Family Support Team’. Both teams work closely when assisting clients. CAFS is proud of our cultural diversity and bilingual staff. We also have an Indigenous Aboriginal family support specialist who can provide tailored assistance to people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This service is free of charge.

Visit for more information.