Building a Balance

Providing intervention strategies to divert young people away from high risk situations that may impact on their safety.

Family Support Services

Building a Balance

Counselling services helping young people to find constructive solutions to their problems.

Our Building a Balance (BAB) service helps young people and their families to find constructive solutions to their problems; reducing risks and improving the way that they communicate.

Our free counselling program empowers families dealing with problematic or disruptive behaviour of one or more members, which may include self-harm, domestic violence or abuse.

What are the benefits of Building a Balance?

Our Building a Balance program benefits families by equipping them with necessary communication skills that they need to effectively resolve conflict in their own home.

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 frustrated or experience conflict.

The service is available for families and young people living in one of the suburbs around Perth’s south-eastern suburbs.

How can Building a Balance be accessed?

We take referrals directly from young people themselves. Families, carers, grandparents or other concerned parties can also refer by contacting Communicare.

Referrals can be made by staff at agencies who deal with youth issues, including DCPFS, schools, hospitals, youth accommodation and other counselling services.

Our Location

Our Building a Balance program operates from two locations, at our offices in Cannington, Western Australia and Armadale, Western Australia. 

​All are accessible by public transport and with access to free parking.

For more details about our locations please click here.

Making Contact

To discuss Building a Balance in further detail, please call us on (08) 9251 5777 or email us at

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


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