O'Connell Family Centre

About Us   

  • Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre is focused on the needs of vulnerable families and young children. The residential, day and community programs provide child-focused parenting skills to promote safe child development. The centre is increasing its support for vulnerable families including families with mental health issues.

    Services are directed towards families who are experiencingOCFC1 complex issues and who require increased support in addition to the support provided by the professionals in the local community.                                

    Families are referred to Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre by health professionals and community providers. Services are provided by a team of professionals. Each family has an initial intake assessment and is then offered the most appropriate program to meet their needs.

    Services for Families

         Day stay programs 
      Residential stay programs 
      Parenting education sessions 

    Services for Professionals

    Post graduate university student placements are offered for students undertaking Maternal and Child Health and Early Childhood Worker studies. Other post graduate students placement may be offered after negotiation. 

    Professional visits/education can be arranged upon request.

    For information about the location of the Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre click here.                             

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