Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and Community

Our specialist team of Aboriginal* and non-Aboriginal family therapists see families where any member of the family identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

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We support your family to develop resilience, resources and capacity which can have a healing effect on your family members and on future generations.

Culture is at the heart of the healing process. We want this to be a safe experience for you and your family. You and your family are given space to work out your own goals. We listen to all family members and encourage you to talk through problems in ways that help make your family relationships stronger and more open, whilst avoiding blaming any member of the family.

Support is available for:

  • the effects of past family violence
  • acquired brain injury (which might be undiagnosed)
  • the effects of complex trauma and other serious mental health issues
  • alcohol and other drug issues
  • sexual abuse
  • vulnerable children and those living in out of home care
  • Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal grandparents and foster carers caring for Aboriginal children
  • losses and trauma across the generations, and the grief and loss experienced by Stolen Generation survivors.

Where do I attend?

The Bouverie Centre, 8 Gardiner St, Brunswick, VIC 3056. If you are unable to travel to the Centre our team may come out to a location convenient to you.

What does it cost and how often will we come?

This service is free and there is no set number of sessions. You and your therapist can discuss what is best for your family.

Can my family see an Aboriginal therapist at Bouverie?

If the family prefers to see an Aboriginal therapist, we will offer that where possible.

*Aboriginal refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.