Family Wellbeing Service
The Family Wellbeing Service is a culturally safe, early intervention program offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with an aim to build strong and resilient families through connectedness with community and enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people.
What can the Kambu Health, Family Wellbeing Service do for you?
The Kambu Health, Family Wellbeing Service team delivers integrated, innovative and culturally safe services, in response to family and community needs. provide in-home support and connect you with services that can help with the challenges of raising a family.
The team from Kambu Family Wellbeing Service walks alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions who may be experiencing life challenges and would benefit from support. Providing:
- Family capabilities and connections by using a culturally holistic case management approach through co-design with you and your family.
- In-home and community-based support.
- Parenting programs.
- School holiday programs.
- Groups – Men’s group, Deadly Mums group, Youth groups plus more.
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Some examples of supports include:
- Child wellbeing – assist with routines and managing the day to day running of the house.
- Parenting skills – understand kids needs and development, discuss alternative forms of discipline and link with parenting programs.
- Household relationships – improve child/parent relationships and communication skills.
- Social and/or community support networks – connect with local peers, elders, services, and groups.
- Housing, food, clothing, and budgeting – we can help to make sure there is good tucker and appropriate housing. We will work with you towards goals for household needs.
- Physical health and disabilities – promote healthy lifestyles, access to health checks, medical specialists and create connections to NDIS.
- Mental and Emotional Health – emotional support for the tough stuff, including help with depression, anxiety, and self-harm.
- Alcohol and/or drug misuse – we can help you put a stop to the impact this has on families.
Who can access the Family Wellbeing Service?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families (parents/caregivers and your kids) in the Lockyer and Somerset regions who would like support.
How can I access the Family Wellbeing Service?
If you are interested in referring a family or your own family, you can fill out our paper referral form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email you the form back to fill in, and once the referral is returned, send you an intake receipt;
Complete the online referral form:
This referral form is for both families and service providers.
Is there a cost?
No, the Kambu Health, Family Wellbeing program is free.
What is the process?
You can refer (or be referred) to the program at any point.
We encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families within the Lockyer and Somerset regions who are experiencing vulnerability to self-refer.
Once your referral is received, you will undertake an initial intake discussion with one of our FWS team members and from there we will start building a plan and focusing on your goals!