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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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