Region: Sunshine Coast
Walk Tall provides free counselling and emotional support for children and young people, non-offending family members and/or their carers
Who are we?
Walk Tall is funded by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and is managed by Act for Kids. Walk Tall provides counselling and emotional support to children and adolescents on the Sunshine Coast who have either experienced or are at risk of physical, emotional and/or sexual harm. We also specialise in working with victims of, and those impacted by crime.
Registered Psychologist, Diane Booth, provides the Walk Tall Services on the Sunshine Coast. She has more than 13 years of experience as a Psychologist and 25 plus years’ experience working with vulnerable families and related agencies in the community sector.
What do we do?
Walk Tall aims to help strengthen the wellbeing of children and young people who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and/or loss as a result of a crime as well as those at risk of physical, emotional and/or sexual harm.
In addition, the service will provide support to non-offending family members and caregivers to assist them in developing the necessary skills to enhance the psychological well-being of the child, or children in their family. As it is important to ensure our work is integrated into the life or plans for the child(ren) and young people, we also aim to work closely with their personal and professional network.
What is our referral pathway?
Referrals can be submitted by a community support agency or self-referral representing the child, young person and or non-offending family/carer. Before completing the referral form we recommend an initial telephone enquiry be made to Diane Booth (07 54 421517) to discuss the referral and eligibility.
Completed referral forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Walk Tall,C/o P.O. Box 565 Palmwoods QLD 4555.
Children and Youth, Families