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Family Violence Program
The Family Violence Program supports those who are currently experiencing family violence or have experienced family violence in the past.
Family Violence encompasses as range of abusive behaviours such as:
- Physical assault
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Coercion and threats
- Intimidation and isolation
- Financial abuse
- Spiritual abuse
The Family Violence Program is free and confidential and offers education, short term supportive counselling, advocacy, referral and court support for intervention orders or family court matters.
Family Violence workers outreach to Cobram and Yarrawonga (as well as Euroa and Nagambie upon request)
Safe Steps (24/7) on 1800 015 188
Crisis support, Marian Community on (03) 5821 9458
Gambler’s Help is a free service, providing counselling for people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their gambling, as well as those who are affected by someone else’s gambling.
Gambler’s Help provides support, education, information, referrals and therapeutic counselling to support people to address their gambling issues. The program works with those who want to reduce their gambling, decrease the impact gambling is having on their life or cease gambling.
The Gambler’s Help program also offers financial counselling to assist with sorting out finances affected by gambling.
Community Education Sessions are also available to anyone in the community who wishes to find out more about gambling. This includes welfare workers, schools, community groups, client groups and the general public.
Gambler’s Help outreach to Cobram and Yarrawonga (as well as Euroa and Nagambie upon request) and some after-hours appointments are available in Shepparton.
The Generalist Counselling Program supports people to address a variety of issues affecting their lives.
As a Generalist Counselling Program we provide an avenue for clients to express themselves in a safe environment and encourage coping strategies such as confidence building, relaxation techniques and a solutions focus.
Common issues experienced by clients who access our service include:
- Loss and Grief
- Family and Relationship issues
- Poor self esteem
**Â If psychological interventions are required it is highly recommended to visit your GP for further discussion about a Mental Health Care Plan and referral to ATAPs or other Psychological services for a thorough assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
Parent Education Service
Hume Region Parent Education Service (PES) is a preventative program, providing education, information and support to parents and carers of children 0 to 18 years of age. Support is provided on a range of behavioural and development issues and also incorporates strategies for parental self-care.
The PES provides up to four individual consultations of one hour duration in Shepparton (a free service) and group education programs (a small fee applies for programs). Group programs are delivered in Greater Shepparton, Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie Shires and are advertised on the Primary Care Connect website.