Elements – Youth and Family Relationships Program

COVID-19 service delivery update - (click to close)

We know this is a stressful time for lots of people, especially young people. Our Elements Family and Relationships Program is staying open and is available to help young people (10-24 years) and their parents to navigate this difficult time.

To keep our community safe and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 we are offering our counselling service over the phone.

Please note, many more people than usual are accessing our services at this time. If we can’t take your call straight away, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Other resources which are available to help you include:

  • Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 (24 hours / 7 days a week)
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 (24 hours / 7 days a week)

Supporting you be your best and happiest self

Elements is based in Lismore. We provide free counselling services for 10 – 24 years-olds and their parents via individual and group sessions, to assist in building supportive and positive family relationships.

Your counsellor can use a range of approaches to support you to explore the different elements of your life.

We can address issues including: managing relationships, alcohol and drug misuse, mental health, anger management, grief and loss, trauma and general everyday wear and tear.  Elements also delivers healthy relationship programs to schools. Individual or groupwork sessions are normally held in Lismore.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 10 to 24 years old or their families from Lismore, Casino, Ballina or Nimbin.

How to apply?

Complete an online form requesting a counselling service.

How many sessions?

Normally 4 to 6 counselling sessions of about one hour each. Counselling may sometimes be extended if there is a particular need.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

It depends on the waiting list – phone to enquire.

What is the cost?

Free. Funding is provided by the Government Department of Social Services’ Family Relationship Services Program so that people are not prevented from getting counselling because of cost. The program aims to improve the quality of life for Australians and their families.

What happens in a session?

Young people or parents can come with any issue for which they would like help.

During a counselling session we explore different elements of your life; how you relate to people and how they relate to you; how you can create a more healthy lifestyle; and how to build your skills to cope with everyday stresses.

Counselling explores new ways of thinking and behaving toward unhelpful issues to bring about healthy change and move you closer toward the life you want to live and love. Counselling can include Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy as well as practical solutions.

If counselling at Social Futures is not the right solution for you, we will do our best to assist you in finding a suitable service.

Contact

Simone Balzer
Phone:
02 6620 6680
Email: [email protected]
Killclare House, 16 Keen Street, Lismore NSW 2480

You might also be interested in these Social Futures programs:

Family Referral Service
Mijung Jarjums - Kids in Mind


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