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Reshaping lives,
one relationship at a time.

Who we are

Relationships Australia NSW are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. Our goal is to promote relationships that are safe, healthy and strong. We're dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities in order to foster personal and social wellbeing.

Backed by over 70 years of experience, we offer judgement-free support to people of all cultural backgrounds, family structures, gender and sexual orientation. Our range of relationship support services includes counselling, dispute resolution (mediation), domestic violence support, and relationship education programs.

Why choose us

Relationships Australia NSW offer a wide variety of tailored services for you to get the support you need. We are committed to building our support for individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships.

We have a skilled and sensitive team of staff who are here to listen, with qualifications and experience in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Community Work, Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution and Training.

Respectful

Relationships Australia NSW is a judgement free service that operates with integrity

Confidential

We provide a safe environment for people who are experiencing vulnerability and inequality

Courageous

We offer leadership on important social issues and speak up against injustice, discrimination, and harm

Book into one of our relationship education programs

Course dates still available for 2021!

Our relationship education programs are group sessions that run at specific dates throughout the year. They're held at various locations around NSW, and some are held 100% online, making them a convenient and accessible. Find out more about which group course could be right for you.

Taking Responsibility

This 18-week course aims to assist men who have hurt someone they love and are ready to take responsibility for their use of violent, controlling or abusive behaviours.

Parenting after Separation

A 6-week group session for separated parents and carers to want to learn how to support their child while the family is separating.

Couples Communication

A one-day seminar for couples who want to improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationship.

Women: Choice and Change

An 8-session group course to help women who have experienced family violence move forward in their lives.

Circle of Security

An 8-week program for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years who want to strengthen the bonds with their children, and help them build secure relationships.

Managing Anger

An 8-session group for people who need help and support for their anger-related issues.

It made it easier knowing that we weren’t there being judged from the other people that were there and that we weren’t the only ones that were sort of in that position. There are other people that are going through it.

My practitioner is gifted at this process and enabling a way forward

Thank you very much for your help. Nice to feel like I’m not a bad person

I personally would like to thank each one of you for your assistance over these past few months "Managing Strong Emotion, Self Esteem & Communication" (groups) the programs you provide are in my opinion awesome to those of us attempting to change.
Mental health is a negative game & can affect many people, if they don't know how to turn on the positive switch.
Thanks for being my heroes in 2017!!

I have been so lucky to have some counselling sessions at the Bathurst Centre and I'm extremely happy with the service I received. I have learnt skills and they listened to me during the time I didn't have anyone to talk to and couldn't do much to change the situation around me. The peace that I have kept in my memories from those sessions are still with me and I'm grateful for all the support that I received.

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