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Reconnect Family Counselling & Mediation

The Reconnect team at Accordwest is here to help you overcome a range of challenges that can result in young people becoming disconnected from their families and at risk of leaving home too early. So whether you’re a concerned parent or a young person feeling isolated from your family, get in touch.

Our family-centred support services are designed to help young people and their families reconnect, and reduce the risk of youth homelessness. We do this through family counselling, parent-adolescent mediation and parent education, helping you establish and rebuild more rewarding family relationships.

What services does Reconnect offer?

  • Support and assistance to young people and their families
  • Family mediation and conflict resolution
  • Referral and information
  • Skills development and community education

That includes:

  • Practical advice for young people, whether staying where they are or returning home
  • Help working towards achieving or restoring positive family relationships
  • Mediation between family members
  • Support for parents in accepting their young person’s independence
  • Assistance with support systems for young people who live independently from family networks
  • Support for at risk/homeless young people with engaging in employment, education training and the community
  • Help for young people and their parents throughout Centrelink’s income support/assessment process

Referrals to our Reconnect service can be made through:

  • Self referral
  • Parents or guardians of a young person
  • Family/friends
  • School staff
  • Other agencies
  • Government departments

Where does our Reconnect service operate?

  • Bunbury
  • Australind and Eaton
  • Harvey and Brunswick Junction
  • Collie
  • Dardanup, Donnybrook and Capel
  • Busselton, Margaret River and Dunsborough

We also offer group programs in schools, designed to help young people with self esteem, wellbeing, sexual health and peer relationships. To find out more about this or any of our Relationships support services, please contact us.

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