Support after separation
Meli provides a range of services to support all family members following a separation.
We are here to help
Going through a separation can be a stressful, sad and confusing time. Children often have feelings of guilt, anxiety, sadness, loss and anger when their parents separate.
Meli works with children aged from four to 18 years. We provide counselling to help children:
- talk about family issues and explore their feelings
- understand the changes in their family unit
- manage their relationships with family
- develop skills to deal with the challenges of separation
We offer specific parenting programs listed below. Counselling for all family members can also be provided. Learn about our family relationship counselling service.
If you’re experiencing challenges with your ex-partner to manage contact with your children, you might consider Meli’s supervised contact services.
How to access this service
Call us during business hours on (03) 5278 8122.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, our support after separation program is free.
No, all families can access this service by contacting Meli directly.
Both parents must give consent for their child to attend this program. One parent cannot access this program without the other parent’s consent. The Family Court of Australia requires that this condition be met.
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
The Lookout provides information, resources and services aimed at preventing and responding to family violence.