We provide support and information for parents affected by anxiety or depression during pregnancy and in the following two years.

We assist families in their transition to parenthood.

We acknowledge that for one in every seven women (and their families) this journey may include negative moods, exhaustion, loss of confidence and depression.

Our specialised caregivers provide information and strategies to assist women in finding treatment options to best support them and their families.

This community-based mental health service is available to all Geelong families and provides family-centred support that aims to:

  • enhance the social and emotional well-being of families
  • support parents in their relationships with each other and their families
  • increase parenting satisfaction and coping skills.

Our services are available to all members of the community, you don’t need to have been a St John of God Health Care maternity patient or have private health insurance to access our services.

Our services

We provide the following services to people and families in the community. Please note, we do not provide crisis support.

  • Individual assessment and counseling
  • Telephone support and information
  • Therapy and play groups
  • Education

Referrals and costs

A referral from your general practitioner (GP) is required to access our services. Concession and health care card holders are bulk billed through Medicare.

Contact us

We are open 8.30 to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Access to our building is via the ramp next to MedicAid. Metered parking is available on Bellerine and Little Malop Streets and there is a council carpark nearby (located opposite Officeworks).

Raphael Services Geelong
Lower level, 265 Ryrie Street
Geelong, Victoria, 3220

Tel: (03) 5221 7333
Fax: (03) 5221 9766
Email: Raphael.geelong@sjog.org.au