Family Mental Health Support Services

Hamilton Care

Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS)

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

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

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

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

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.

Home-based Family Support

If needed, we can come to your home to offer counseling and support to your entire family right where you're most comfortable.

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.

Get started in 4 easy steps

Step 1

Check your eligibility

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  • are aged between 7 and 65.
  • reside in Australia with Australian residency.
  • require immediate support to lessen future needs.

Step 2

Make an Access Request

To start your application, call the NDIS at 0492 020 125

If you need assistance, reach out to your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner, the local National Disability Insurance Agency, or Breakthru for support.

Step 3

Gather Supporting Evidence

This may involve sharing details about your disability and how it affects your daily life.

Providing recent information and collaborating with your healthcare providers can strengthen your case for NDIS eligibility.

Step 4

Prepare for your planning meeting

Once the Access Request decision is done, you’ll receive a written notice of the decision.

Afterward, you’ll meet with an NDIS community partner to determine the support level for your NDIS plan.

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We’re a NDIS Provider, which means we’re authorised by the NDIA to deliver supports and other services for participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Hamilton Care,  is committed to empowering individuals to shape their futures. We provide tailored support recognising that everyone has unique needs and preferences.We take pride in providing culturally sensitive support to various communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees, migrants, and diverse groups.

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