Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling

Centre for Early Life Matters (ELM) - an initiative of Marymead


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About Us

The Centre for Early Life Matters (ELM) is an initiative of Marymead that provides support in prevention and early intervention perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health. The program works with families expecting or with young children (prenatal to age 8).

ELM activities include clinical services (centre based and outreach), research, training and consultancy.

Clinical services, counselling and support is provided for:

  • Families expecting children with concerns about parenthood
  • Families with children (0 to 8 years) who are showing behavioural and / or emotional difficulties
  • Children with mental health problems (0 to 8 years) and their families
  • Parenting / caregiving relationship difficulties with children (prenatal to 8 years)


Quick Facts About The Region

Marymead is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Narrabundah, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.