Communities That Care

Communities That Care (CTC) Mornington Peninsula is a preventative approach to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people on the peninsula. CTC aims to promote the healthy development of children and young people by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors in order to see favourable change in behaviour over time. 

Take the Pledge Today!

Did you know that one in four young people on the Mornington Peninsula reported experiencing depressive symptoms due to high levels of family conflict in a survey conducted by Communities That Care (CTC)?

This demonstrates the impact that communication with one another in front of children and young people has on their mental health. 

Research suggests by emotionally nurturing your child, spending eight minutes of quality time a day with your child and by communicating effectively as a family you can help foster a more harmonious home environment.

“Take the Pledge” is a campaign which has been developed to encourage families to focus on positive communication and spending quality time together as a family. 

You will help foster a more harmonious home environment

We are encouraging community members to fill out a pledge card and keep it in a central place at home, where it can be a reminder for the whole family to be mindful of creating a harmonious environment in their home.

Take the Pledge

 Over the next three months CTC are inviting families to “take the pledge” and focus on positive communication. 

Pledge cards will be available from many different sites including the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s three Youth Centres throughout July, August and September and families are also encouraged to take the pledge online.

A short video which forms part of the campaign can be viewed below or viewed and shared on YouTube

What is family conflict?

Family conflict refers to a high level of negative family interactions.  Examples include: arguing about the same issue over and over within a family, serious arguments, family members often insulting one another and yelling.

If you are experiencing family conflict and need information or support you can contact the following:

Parentline:  1300 301 300

FMC Mediation and Counselling: 1800 639 523

Family Life: 9770 0341

Anglicare: 9781 6700

Good Shepherd: 5970 5700




Where does CTC work?

- Somerville, Tyabb, Baxter
- Hastings, Crib Point, Bittern, Cerberus
- Mount Eliza
- Mornington Communities
- Rosebud to Portsea
- Two Bays area

How can you get involved?

If you are interested in improving the healthy development of children and young people on the Mornington Peninsula, and can spare four hours a month over a 15 month period, then we want to hear from you!

To learn more about CTC or to join a local area group, please contact the Youth Services at or phone 5950 1666.