Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS)


Flexible & Friendly Support

Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) provides free, flexible support that is suitable for children, young people and families affected by, or at risk of, mental health issues 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. Family support is free, flexible and ideal for children and young people aged 0-18 years.


How can Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) help? 

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

Resilience Building

Understanding feelings or emotions

Navigating school transitions

Self-esteem Building

Improving Social Skills

Home-based Family Support

Community Development Activities

Support for Grandparents & Carers


Eligibility Criteria

To access Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS), you must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Aged 0-18yrs

You must be aged between 0 – 18 years of age to be eligible.

At Risk

Affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness later on in life (i.e. displaying out of character behaviour, or experiencing a stressful life event)

Family or Carer Participation

Must have an adult family member willing and able to work with you and the FMHSS team.

Cannot be in Care

You cannot be in statutory care while accessing this program

Our FMHSS Locations

If you’re unable to see us at one of the below locations, you can find a provider in your area by visiting the Department of Social Services website.

Canterbury / Bankstown (NSW)

Penrith (NSW)

Mid-North Coast (NSW)

Hume LGA (VIC)