AccessEAP (Employee Assistance Programs)

An employee assistance program is a series of services that encompassess awareness and education programs, training, counselling services and onsite support for trauma and critical incident.

AccessEAP is an Australian owned and not-for-profit organisation with almost 30 years in the EAP industry. We develop and refine best practice from a diverse experience base across the broad range of industries that we work with.

Our mission at AccessEAP is to enable our customers to put People in Focus, creating a positive, supportive and productive workplace culture.

At AccessEAP we are extremely proud of our passionate, highly qualified team of clinical and customer service professionals who you will be working with.  Our extensive EAP experience combines clinical governance and rigorous assessment within a framework for implementation and continuous improvement.  AccessEAP provides Australian and International coverage via an extensive network of over 900 qualified counsellors.

For all your EAP and related service needs, please contact AccessEAP on 1800 818 728 or visit for more information.

Family Law Pathways

'The Shepparton Bendigo Family Law Pathways' aim is to draw together lawyers and agencies that support people who are going through separation or dealing with issues that impact (or are impacted by) separation.  The aim is to open up common understanding between the agencies and lawyers and to connect the different agencies together through developing professional relationships.  To meet this aim, we organise regular events that provide networking opportunities as well as professional development.  We also provide a document that contains the relevant support agencies in both the Bendigo and Shepparton region.

For more information about Pathways Networks through Victoria, please refer to: Pathways Networks

Bendigo Services
Bendigo Separation Services Guide
Bendigo e-update 
Bendigo Services ready reckoner

Shepparton Services
Shepparton Separation Services Guide 
Shepparton e-update 
Shepparton Services ready reckoner

The Family Law Pathways Networks in Victoria collaborate to support the iRefer app which contains information on support services.  Please download for your phone or tablet.

For more information about the Shepparton Bendigo Family Law Pathways Network, please contact the Project Officer, Angela O'Connor on 03 5820 0444.



ParentsNext is funded by the Department of Employment to assist parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.

CatholicCare Sandhurst is working in partnership with Mission Australia and Rumbalara Football Netball club.  The program works with parents to help identify their education and employment goals develop a pathway to achieve their goals and link them to activities and services in the local community.

ParentsNext aims to assist parents to:

  • Identify their education and employment goals
  • Develop a pathway to achieve their goals
  • Combine preparing for work with parenting responsibilities
  • Access services in the local community

Who is eligible

  • Parents who have a child/children under six years old
  • Parents who have had no paid employment in the last six months and
  • Parents who live in The City of Greater Shepparton

About our Program Partners

Mission Australia provides integrated services helping people to secure jobs, receive an education, assist with housing and develop life skills.

Rumbalara Football Netball Club provides a holistic approach to training and employment through partnerships with the Academy of Sports Health and Education.

How it works:

Initial intake occurs at CatholicCare Sandhurst Shepparton.  Following intake, participants will be referred to one of our partner organisations.  An Individual Participation Plan is prepared in conjuction with the Parent and ParentsNext Case Manager.  The Individual Partcipation Plan will identify education and employment goals and outline some concrete steps to build confidence and open up new opportunities.  The Individual Participation Plan also outlines the sessions required to attend.  The Case Manager monitors attendance and contacts parents every month to record progress and deal with any issues that may have arisen.

ParentsNext Shepparton offers:

  • Culturally Inclusive Services - translation or interpreter services can be accessed to meet the needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities
  • Disability Friendly facilities - all sites and services are accessible for people with a disability
  • Indigenous specific partner organisation - programmes are conducted in a culturally sensitive way
  • Outreach services available - in areas including but not limited to: Arcadia, Dookie, Kialla, Lemnos, Merrigum, Mooroopna and Tatura
  • All sites offer safe, private, and clean facilities

For futher information please visit: ParentsNext