Building a Balance

Providing intervention strategies to prevent young people from exposure to high risk situations that may impact their safety.

Children & Youth Services

Building a Balance

Counselling services supporting young people to find constructive solutions.

Our Building a Balance (BAB) service supports young people and their families to find constructive solutions to challenges they may face during mentally, physically and socially transitional times in their lives; improving the way they communicate and their resilience.

Our free counselling program empowers families to develop better communication and reduce the risk of dangerous situations including self-harm and domestic violence.

The strength-based approach program is scheduled into 15 individual therapy sessions over the course of three to six months.

The Benefits of Building a Balance

Building a Balance benefits families by: 

  • Equipping them with the necessary communication skills they need to effectively resolve conflict in their own home.
  • Increasing each family members' confidence to manage differences cooperatively.
  • Supporting a young person to address their position in potentially dangerous situations and develop self- awareness to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Providing ongoing support to encourage the young person to remain engaged in positive behaviours and activities. 

Who is Building a Balance for?

Building a Balance is designed for young people, aged between 12-18 years, and their parents or carers who are experiencing issues greater than those which can be explained as normal adolescent development.

Our service is available to young people and their families living within Perth’s south-eastern suburbs including:

  • Orange Grove
  • Piara Waters
  • Roleystone
  • Serpentine
  • South Perth
  • Victoria Park
  • Willetton

How can Building a Balance be Accessed?

Young people can access Building a Balance through self-referral, referral from family members, carers, or other concerned parties. 

Referrals can also be made from supporting community service organisations who specialise in youth issues, including the Department of Communities, schools, hospitals, youth accommodation and other counselling services.

To make a referral, please complete our online referral form and a member of our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Where is Building a Balance Located?

Our Building a Balance program operates from Armadale and Cannington, Western Australia

​For more details about our locations please click here.

Acknowledgements

Building a Balance is funded by the Government of Western Australia Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support.