Referral Guidelines & Form

In the core program, Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) program, young people are connected to a professional mentor who assists them by developing a pathway plan to guide the young parent in working towards their goals. The program includes a focus on the participant exploring education and pathways to employment and being supported to take action to reduce and overcome barriers to these pathways.

The Mentor provides practical help and access to information in relation to pregnancy and parenting such as encouraging attendance at health-check appointments, providing general support and non-clinical guidance, and connecting young parents with relevant services and support suited to their personalised needs and goals. The SEPT Program is voluntary.

Brave is not a crisis service.

All participants must have an interest in undertaking or preparing for education, training or employment.

Priority criteria for eligibility are:

  • Age (under 19) or aged under 25 years but became a parent at 19 or under

We also consider referrals from:

  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) young parents aged under 25 who started parenting at 21 or under
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young parents aged under 25 who started parenting at 21 or under
  • Parents with an intellectual disability aged under 25
  • Parents who live in a remote or rural location and aged under 25 if there are limited services available.

Our Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens program is currently at capacity and we are unable to take new referrals at this time. We will re-open for referrals on Monday 11 March 2024.

We are currently supporting approximately 250 young parents and their children and they are making amazing progress.

If you have a young parent seeking support, please see our Directory of Services for a service in your area.

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