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Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS)

Family Mental Health Support Services

Free, flexible support designed for children and young people up to 18 years old who may be facing the risk of mental health challenges.

Through access to a range of early intervention and education services, FMHSS strengthens and supports families across all communities, including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

When mental health issues are emerging in children or behaviours are becoming a concern you can call Breakthru for support.

How we support you

Through FMHSS, Breakthru can provide you and your family with counselling, advocacy, referrals and personalised family supports to help with:
Resilience Building

Resilience Building

We help you build resilience by providing strategies and techniques to manage unexpected or uncomfortable situations in life.
Understanding Feelings or Emotions

Understanding Feelings or Emotions

Our team of trained counsellors will help you understand and process your emotions in a healthy and constructive way.
Navigating School Transitions

Navigating School Transitions

We know that switching schools can be scary, and we're here to give you tips and guidance on how to handle it.
Improving Social Skills

Improving Social Skills

If you ever feel nervous, uneasy, or like you don't fit in when you're around others, we can help you become more confident and comfortable in social situations.
Tailored Group Activities

Tailored Group Activities

We regularly partner with other community organisations to deliver tailored group activities that address concerns faced by children and teenagers.
Community Development Activities

Community Development Activities

We can also support you in feeling less anxious when you're in public places.

Frequently asked questions

FMHSS is a Government-funded program dedicated to enhancing mental well-being for children, adolescents, and their families.

FMHSS offers prompt support to young individuals and children experiencing or at risk of developing mental health issues

This program aims to provide support in the following areas:

Comprehensive and Ongoing Early Intervention:
This includes recognizing and evaluating specific needs, delivering hands-on aid and support within the home environment, connecting with other support services, and participating in therapeutic group activities.

Brief Immediate Help for Families:
This encompasses evaluating needs, offering information or directing to other resources, and providing limited support as necessary.

Outreach and Education within the Community: This involves arranging and engaging in community gatherings, and conducting general group work within the community. These actions aim to spread mental health awareness and foster community development.

Any family with children currently experiencing or at risk of developing mental health conditions should reach out to access FMHSS. Highest priority is given to:

• vulnerable children
• young people and their families including those from Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• children and families in contact with the child protection system
• and young people transitioning from out-of-home care.
Breakthru will accept referrals for children and young people from any source, including self-referrals and other medical practitioners.

You do not need to have a formal mental health diagnosis to access FMHSS.

Eligibility criteria

To access Family Mental Health Support Services, you must meet the following criteria:


Aged 0 to 18 years old

You are aged between 0 – 18 years of age.


At Risk

You are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness - displaying out of character behaviour, or experiencing a stressful life event.


Family or Carer Participation

You have an adult family member willing and able to work with you and the Family Mental Health team.


Cannot be in Care

You are not in statutory care while accessing this program with your NDIS plan.

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Thank you to everyone for all your continuous support. This job has been amazing for both my mental and physical health, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.

Breakthru Customer Liborio

Breakthru customer

Breakthru have done so much for me, they encouraged me, but they also made me do the work. I would say to anyone thinking of going with Breakthru to trust them. They really do get to know their clients and understand their potential.

Breakthru Customer David Edwards
David Edwards

Breakthru customer

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