Kelly Family Foundation | Banyule Community Health Centre
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Banyule Community Health Centre

About This Project

About Banyule Community Health Centre

Banyule Community Health Centre is located in Heidelberg West, Banyule, Victoria, a disadvantaged socio-economic area that is home to a large number of working families with young children, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. The Kelly Family Foundation is funding a speech pathologist to offer a Parent Child Mother Goose (PCMG) group through the Banyule Community Health centre to support parents and children who have little outside support and often end up feeling isolated and adrift.

About the Parent Child Mother Goose program

The Parent Child Mother Goose (PCMG) program uses the “pleasure and power” of rhymes, songs and stories to:

  • support the development of secure parent-child attachment
  • promote children’s speech development
  • help isolated families participate in their local community

In particular, the program in Banyule supported by the KFF:

  • directly helps  vulnerable young children and their families who are experiencing isolation as well as developmental delays and mental health issues
  • connects families who have newly arrived to Australia as refugees to their communities and gives them much-needed support and connection

Kelly Family Foundation Commitment

 We have funded 6 PCMG groups so far in Banyule and have committed to supporting the PCMG groups through the end of 2020, giving the groups much-needed stability. We have also committed to funding the training of a facilitator who can assist with the programme and support a long-term vision for the group.


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