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About Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

About us

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing relationships to foster personal and community wellbeing.

At Relationships Australia Canberra & Region we believe everyone is entitled to positive and healthy relationships, whether these relationships are at work or in our personal lives. Our aim is to ease the suffering and distress of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, building their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Our values

At Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, we believe that healthy relationships are essential for the wellbeing of children, young people, adults and their families, and communities. We respect the rights of all people to live with dignity and safety in healthy relationships.

These values underpin our work:

  • We champion human rights.
  • We keep relationships at the heart of everything we do.
  • We embrace principles of fairness and equity.
  • We respect and care about people.
  • We stay sensitive and responsive to people's needs.
  • We act with integrity and honesty.
  • We are passionate and courageous in our ideas and actions.
  • We pursue excellence and innovation in service.
  • We work in partnership and collaboration with people, their families and communities.

    Our Staff

    At Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, we have a team of highly-skilled counsellors, mediators, community workers, mental health practitioners and family support staff who provide a range of family support services. Our service delivery professionals are tertiary qualified and highly experienced. They come from a variety of backgrounds including psychology, social work and law.

    Our support team comprises experienced professionals focused on client services, finance, research, business development, human resources, ICT, marketing and communications.

    Clients contacting our services are routinely screened for risk and we aim to provide a service in a timely way, although demand for our services is consistently high. Our practitioners are trained in child protection, suicide risk and violence intervention and other risks faced by many of the people who seek our help.

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