For Children and Young People

Getting help from DVPC

DVPC Children and Young People’s Service

Supporting children and young people aged 4 to 18 years who have experienced or been impacted by domestic and family violence.

Phone (07) 5532 9000
Email click here to send an email
About Services for children and young people
Referrals For services wishing to make a referral, please complete our Referral Form.

Additional resources and support

Local services

State wide services

National services

Local services

Act for Kids – Family and Child Connect (FaCC)

Family and Child Connect offers information, advice and referral pathway options for families with children aged 0–18 years of age. Catchment area is Ormeau to Coolangatta.

Phone 07 5508 3835 or 13FAMILY (13 32 64)
Address 1–3 Casua Drive, Varsity Lakes

Child And Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS)

Provides specialised community mental health service to children and adolescents.

Phone 07 5635 6392
Address Robina Health Precinct,  Level 3, 2 Campus Drive, ROBINA

Homeless Health Outreach Team (HHOT)

Provides assessment, care co-ordination and clinical intervention for homeless persons experiencing mental illness.

Phone 1300 MH CALL (1300 642 255)

Lives Lived Well – Lighthouse

Free mental health treatment support for young people aged 12–18 years.

Phone 07 5699 8248
Address 101B, Level 1, 9 Bay Street, SOUTHPORT

Fabic Behaviour Specialists (Functional Assessment & Behaviour Interventions Centre)

Supporting children, young people and adults with challenging behaviours. Infant-Parent Counselling and Consultancy Service - Helen Baker.

Phone 07 5530 5099 or 07 5534 9082
Mobile 0412 615 798 or 0402 226 106

Practical Behaviour Solutions GOLD COAST

A mobile service for single parents/couples/ carers & professionals/organisations caring for someone expressing challenging behaviours aged 2.5 years and up. This service is also for individuals aged 15 and up experiencing problems as a result of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bulk-billing available where possible.

Phone 1800-TANTRUM or 1800 826 878


State wide services

Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women REGIONAL INTAKE SERVICE (SOUTH-EAST)

The Regional Intake Service (RIS) is the contact point when you have concerns for a child and suspect that a child is being harmed or is at risk of future harm. When you ring RIS your details will be confidential and your identity (if provided) will be protected by law.

Phone 1300 679 849
Hours Mon to Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm

Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women AFTER HOURS SERVICE

Outside business hours contact point when you are concerned a child has been harmed or is at risk of harm.

Phone 07 3235 9999 or 1800 177 135 (Free call – Queensland only)



Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Phone 1800 55 1800
Email Email a counsellor
Webchat Webchat with a counsellor


Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. They can help young people who are doing through a tough time.

Phone 1800 650 890