Providing Melbourne and Regional Victorian families with holistic Child Psychiatrist, Child Psychologist and Family Therapy services

At Relational Minds, our mission is to create a more hopeful world for children through educating their parents and carers to build trusting relationships. We specialise in the mental health assessment and care of families with children, adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental illness of many forms. Our multidisciplinary team includes Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Teachers and Mental Health Nurses.

Our program “Parenting for Mental Health” will equip you with the knowledge and the skills you need to help you understand your child and take the steps towards their emotional development. Would you like a child who can regulate their emotions, learn social skills and build trusting relationships? You have the skills to do this, we can help you uncover those skills.

Our brand of child and adolescent mental health care is built on the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Our practice is driven by the attitude of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy.

Parenting for Mental Health

At Relational Minds, we believe relationships are the key to healing and repair. We will care for your family first, so you can care for your young person. We aim to understand and support your family system, and we will work together to build confidence in promoting your young person’s emotional development and recovery from mental illness. 

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It’s The Relationship That Heals

Irvin Yalom

Our Services

We specialise in the mental health assessment and care of children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

Parenting for Mental Health

We believe in creating a holistic and thorough understanding of your young person and their world including their family/carer system.

Art Therapy

We work together with you to help find ways to improve your psychological health and coping mechanisms.

Family Therapy

We support you to build or repair family relationships and develop ways to respond to your young person, as well as assist with any challenges that your family may be facing.

Psychological Assessment

We offer assessments of psychological functioning for children aged 6 and up. We offer Cognitive (intelligence) testing, Literacy and Numeracy testing, and assessments of personality (Personality Assessment Inventory).

ADHD Assessment

Is your child hyperactive or inattentive? We offer ADHD assessments and ongoing therapy for children and adolescents.

Autism Assessment

Have you ever wondered if your child has ‘autism’ or are they ‘on the spectrum’? Has your GP or Paediatrician asked for an ASD Assessment? We can help.

Child Protection Assessment & Liaison

We assess and treat young people in Out-Of-Home Care (OOHC). We have experience working with the child protection system and child protection staff.

Relational Minds staff

Meet our team

Meet our friendly, professional team of psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, and art therapists.

We are hiring! Please see our Careers page for currently open positions.