Our New Horizons program provides mental health counselling to help your child stay connected to others, explore their life choices, increase capacity and coping strategies, improve wellbeing and support them in strengthening their relationships with their family, friends and loved ones.

We offer government subsidised outreach mental health counselling as well as tailored in-centre fee for service mental health counselling.

New Horizons is for residents in ACT and surrounds. For residents in the Eurobodalla region, please refer to our Regenerate Program.

Subsidised outreach mental health counselling

This is a clinical outreach program with a primary focus on children and young people, however we also work holistically to support the family by providing information, referrals, advocacy and counselling where needed.

We provide flexible support delivery as our sessions can be offered across varied locations to meet your needs. Support can be provided both individually or in groups within schools. Individual counselling is delivered over 6–12 months.

Please note this service has a longer waiting list than fee for service mental health counselling.

Tailored fee for service mental health counselling

If you are unable to wait for government subsidised mental health support, we are able to provide tailored, individual fee for service mental health counselling. This support is delivered in-centre at our Narrabundah office or via telehealth if preferred.

Sessions are 50 minutes, with the frequency of sessions up to the individual.

Our mental health counselling aims to:

  • Assist with mental health concerns
  • Help you navigate key life transitions
  • Promote positive self-care
  • Assist in repairing relationship breakdowns in your family unit
  • Increase family resilience, support and coping strategies
  • Increase your ability to better manage different aspects of your life.

Frequently asked questions

Who is our service for?

Any child or young person aged 0-18 years old who;

  • Is showing signs of mental illness
  • Is at risk of developing mental illness
  • Needs support, counselling or connections
  • Is wanting to talk about what matters to them
  • Needs assistance with improving relationships.

Who are we?

We are a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals who work with children, young adults and their carers.

What do we offer?

We offer government subsidised outreach mental health counselling as well as tailored in-centre fee for service mental health counselling.

Do you provide mental health counselling in groups?

Yes, we provide a variety of groups within a school setting.

These include:

DRUMBEAT – designed to engage children & young people who may be resistant to more talk-based approaches.

Seasons for Growth – uses the imagery of the seasons to help a young person understand their experience of change and grief, and develop strategies to strengthen their emotional and mental wellbeing.

RAGE – helps young people understand their anger and develop positive ways to communicate and express their emotions.

How much do the sessions cost?

50 minute session – $165

Government subsidised options available (please note these sessions have a longer waiting list)

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