Therapy Services

Walk Tall

Walk Tall

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.

The service is staff by a registered psychologist who will assist children and young people to overcome their experiences and challenges through intensive therapy so they can reach their full potential.

 

How we help

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 wellbeing 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. Download the brochure for more information.

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Referral

Walk Tall is designed for children and young people up to 18 years of age and their carers/family to help them overcome their experiences and challenges. This services is available to children in Nambour or the Sunshine Coast region whose families/carers want support from our Walk Tall program.Referrals can be submitted by a community support agency or self-referral representing the child, young person and or non-offending family/carer.

Please ring (07) 5442 1517 to discuss referral information and eligibility.

Our success stories

Dean’s Story

Burned with cigarettes, bitten and sexually abused by multiple adults, physically abused and neglected by his mum, Dean was taken into care at six years old.

Read Dean’s Story

Lacey-Jane’s Story

Neglected and scared, four-and-a-half year old Lacey-Jane began running away from prep school.

Read Lacey-Jane’s Story

Thomas’ Story

At three years old Thomas could barely walk or speak, and his body was covered in scratches.

Read Thomas’ Story

Jessica’s Story

When mum got drunk, Jessica, aged three, would hide for hours in a darkened stairwell to try and avoid being beaten.

Read Jessica’s Story

Luke’s Story

Luke, aged four, was found alone in an empty room at home. He had been horrendously neglected and could barely speak.

Read Luke’s Story

Locations

Services:
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icon Residential
icon Therapy Services
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Referral

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000

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Referral Services

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 07 3850 3200

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