Family Matters is a community service promoting the wellbeing of children, young people and their families in the Goodna and Ipswich areas, from all cultural backgrounds and experiences.
The Family Matters Goodna program provides innovative services, assistance and support to children and young people who are showing early signs of, are impacted by, or who may be at risk of developing mental health issues, as well as their families.
We deliver information and referral services and offer counselling and support for individual family members and the whole family. We partner with other services to provide families with access to information, education and counselling and mutual support groups to strengthen their resilience through early intervention and prevention. We work to increase families' support networks and minimise the incidence of crisis.
Young people who are:
Families in which:
A child or young person who:
No formal referral or paperwork is needed—just contact the Family Matters Team on (07) 3280 8000.
We will ask you for information that will help us understand your concerns about how mental health is affecting the child or young person and offer you the appropriate information and services.