Services supporting diverse Australians
Throughout 2021-22, Relationships Australia has remained focused on delivering evidence-based, trauma informed services to clients across the country.
Providing Children’s Contact Services in over 20 locations nationwide
Supporting Australians with disability through our counselling services connected with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Delivering a range of family law counselling, mediation and dispute resolution services
Providing counselling and related supports through the Intercountry Adoptee Family Support Service
Delivering dedicated services to Forgotten Australians, including Forced Adoption Support Services and Redress Support Services
Managing eight headspace locations across Western Australia, Victoria and South-eastern NSW, supporting the mental health and well-being of young people across Australia
Delivering tailored mental health support to families through dedicated Family Mental Health Support Services funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services
Providing a range of counselling and related services to meet the needs of Australia’s diverse business community, including as a leading provider of Employee Assistance Programs across Australia
Around the country
Read about a range of services and supports provided by Relationships Australia in 2021-22
Trauma-informed work for people engaging with the Disability Royal Commission
Men Engaging New Strategies (MENS)
Working with people living with disability and their family, carers and friends
Support for older people across Australia
Re-building connections in NT communities
New research-driven assessment tool empowers clients to take control of their gambling
Ask Peace: a virtual mental health service to support CALD peoples affected by Covid-19
Mental health support for children and young people
National highlights 2021-22
During 2021-22, Relationships Australia has continued its work to support everyone in Australia to build, grow and maintain respectful relationships – a proven foundation for well-being, mental health and resilience.
View our latest community service announcement here.
National Collaboration Informing Local Service Delivery
Relationships Australia has long been committed to harnessing the collective wisdom and experience of our team across the country. Almost twenty networks, working groups and communities of practice have been established over the years, including our Relationships Australia Indigenous Network (RAIN) and our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community of Practice group, both of which lead the organisation in building capacity across the Federation.
Promoting the resilience & wellbeing of children across Australia
In November 2021, Relationships Australia was proud to take ownership of the popular Family Connect program, an online resource aimed at increasing emotional wellbeing and encouraging families to connect in practical and meaningful ways.
The program, created by Uplifting Australia, is a four-step process designed to assist families in how they interact.
Key stakeholder engagements and advocacy
Scroll through to view some highlights from our advocacy in 2021-22
Submission to the Department of Social Services on the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children.
Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on Children’s Contact Services – methodology to select locations for additional services
Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department A new decision-making framework for property matters in family law.
Department of Social Services: Comments on the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020
Submission regarding the development of the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy 2021-2031.
Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
National survey of the state of
Launched on 15 November 2022
Proudly Supporting Respectful Relationships for 75 Years in 2023
Connecting Communities for 20 years
Relationships Australia’s social connection campaign, Neighbour Day (ND), celebrated its 20th year in 2022.
The Neighbour Day campaign has evolved significantly over its 20 year history. It has brought together the issues of loneliness, social isolation, mental health and suicide prevention by championing the preventative power and protective nature of community connections and respectful relationships.
Latest research demonstrates Neighbour Day achieves a tangible reduction in loneliness