Catholic Care Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS)

Family Mental Health Support Service

Children can sometimes find it hard to manage when there is a change in their lives. Early intervention can support children and young people who are at risk of experiencing mental illness. Early intervention is free, child-focused support for children and young people to:

- Help identify their own strengths

- Help develop skills to manage difficult situations,

- Manage emotions,

- Build resilience

Our support includes:

- Group programs for children,

- Individual support at home, school or in a community setting,

- Parenting programs,

- A whole family approach

Available for children and young people up to 18 years of age who live in the Launceston area and who may be at risk of developing mental illness.

What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Identity and gender related issues
Mental health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Information, Advice and Education
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 17

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

Referrals can be made by anyone in the community by contacting CatholicCare on 1800 819 447 or 6332 0600

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered


Contact Details

201 York Street, Launceston, 7250

6332 0600 OR 1800 819 447

Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Being healthy


Having a positive sense of culture and identity