For our Professional Partners

Evidence Based Group Programs

Woodville Alliance facilitates a range of dynamic evidence based group programs that can be tailored to the specific needs of children, young people and their families. Group programs are a platform to open dialogue between children, young people and their families about certain issues as well as to provide them with skills and abilities to further their resilience in managing life’s challenges.

Group programs show children and young people that it is okay to ask for help and give them a clear plan should they require further assistance. The programs are aimed at addressing a range of needs across a range of age groups. Programs offered are not just limited to children and young people but can also be directed towards parents to assist them to improve and enhance their resilience relationships with their children.

Here is a list of programs we currently facilitate:

  • Seasons for Growth
  • Discovering Relationships using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes & Thoughts (DRUMBEAT)
  • Rock & Water
  • Engaging Adolescents
  • 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching
  • Peaceful Kids
  • Cool Kids
  • Tuning In To Kids
  • Tuning In To Teens

For more details about each program, download the pdf: Evidence Based Group Programs

If you are interested in seeking a group program please fill in this request form: Group Program Referral and email it to We are able to facilitate these groups in schools, community spaces or to partner with you.

We also offer one on one case management services, please see the child and family page and the mental health and well being pages for information.


Our Services are still available for children, young people (0-18yrs) and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. We can assist with anxiety, depression, behaviour problems and general information about how to maintain good mental health during the COVID -19 crisis.

Click on the button ‘Case Work Referral’, please attach this completed form and then email to

For more information phone 9724 3807, between Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours


At the core of the DRUMBEAT program is a focus on social connection. The universal nature and importance of relationship issues allows the program to maintain relevance across cultures, genders and age groups. Behind the challenges faced by most people struggling to find meaning and focus in their lives are relationship issues; in fact, it is widely agreed that healthy relationships are the building blocks of happy and productive lives.

DRUMBEAT is a flexible program that combines experiential learning with cognitive behavioural therapy and engages young people and adults who may be anxious or resistant to ‘talk based’ therapies. It is a therapeutic program using rhythm, developed by Holyoake to reach alienated young people of those at risk of problematic health and social outcomes.

DRUMBEAT explores relationship issues such as:

  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Identity
  • Social responsibility
  • Teamwork

DRUMBEAT promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience. It is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Participants lift their self-esteem, learn to work cooperatively and are exposed to the therapeutic and recreational benefits of music.