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Upper Hunter Family Support Service is a voluntary service with a focus on strengthening and supporting families. We support parents and carers with children in their care up to the age of 12 years. Our workers will listen to your needs and provide your family with guidance, encouragement and strategies to make your own decisions.

Family Support can provide a range of support to families with dependant children in their care aged 0 to 12 years. Support may include parenting education, court support, financial information, referrals, home visits, support letters, group work, assistance and or advocacy with Centrelink and Social Housing Providers and even supporting clients to reduce their State Debt. As a service we also offer generalist counselling to clients of need.

Family Support also facilitate a variety of free community programs including specific skills groups and social support groups:

  • Mums' Circle – a 4 week social group focusing on self care skills and special interest topics. Also including looking at aspects of general house keeping.
  • Little Steps - A specific group for Mothers under the age of 25
  • Fun Time Playgroup

Family Support Group Programmes available:

  • 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching- Aimed at parents with children between the ages of 2-12yrs
  •  Engaging Adolescents- Aimed at parents with teenagers
  • Group Triple P- an 8 week Positive Parenting Program
  • Circle of Security- 8 sessions relationship based programme enhancing attachment and security between parents and children.

Service coverage includes: Muswellbrook, Murrurundi, Merriwa, Denman, Scone, Aberdeen and surrounding districts.

Family Workers: Michelle Owen, Kylee Mavin

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Welcome to Upper Hunter Community Services

Upper Hunter Community Services Inc. (UHCS) is a community based incorporated organisation primarily located in Muswellbrook to service to Upper Hunter region of NSW. UHCS was formed by the amalgamation of Upper Hunter Community Management Inc., Upper Hunter Community Training Inc. and Upper Hunter Family Support Service.

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QEII Community Centre
Corner Bridge & Market Streets
P.O. Box 231, Muswellbrook, NSW, 2333

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Phone: 02 6542 3555
Fax: 02 6543 1643

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 4.00pm  
Wednesday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Manager: Mel Atkinson
Email: matkinson@uhcs.org.au

General Manager: Sue Milton
Email: manager@uhcs.org.au