• Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre is located in Canterbury and is one of three early parenting centres in Victoria. We support the wellbeing of the whole family for families with children up to the age of 4 years. Our services are directed towards families who are experiencing complex issues and who require increased support in addition to the support provided by the professionals in the local community.

    The service is a 24 hour service operating from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday only. The service is closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas period and does not operate on some Public Holidays.

    Our practice is culturally inclusive and we recognise that a family can consist of many different configurations.

    Our programs consist of parenting sessions, day stay and residential programs.

    Families are referred to us by health professionals and community providers. Our services are provided by a team of professionals. The service and the delivery of care is based on the needs of individual families. Each family has an initial intake assessment and is then offered the most appropriate program to meet their needs.

    What to do if you need help:
    You can discuss our services with your GP, your Maternal and Child Health Nurse or other community services.

    Call Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre directly on 03 8416 7600. Our receptionist can assist you in accessing our services.


    Residential Stay Brochure 

    Patient Information Details form 

    Professional Referral 

    Day Stay Programs 

    Parenting Sessions 

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