Family Life and
Parenting

Family Relationship Centre

A range of services to assist families in managing relationship issues.

Self Esteem and Communication

Self Esteem & Communication is an 8-session group for those who wish to develop their self-confidence, communication skills and conflict resolution abilities. This may be in relation to previous stresses or difficulties in their current relationships at work, home or in the community.

Family Counselling

Family counselling is for families who are experiencing relationship issues and communication difficulties. Family Counselling can help your family communicate better and find solutions to meet your needs.

Individual & Couples Counselling

An opportunity to talk with trained and experienced professionals about issues that are affecting you.

Collaborative Practice

ICP, which is often shortened to Collaborative Practice is like mediation but with a team. We will work together with you and your former spouse or partner, providing assistance in making arrangements for children, and sorting out financial and property matters.

Climate Change Resiliency Group

Supporting yourself and your family to respond to eco-anxiety, while strengthening resilience in our changing world.

Building Resilience in a time of Climate Change and Coronavirus

Supporting yourself and your family to respond to eco-anxiety, grief and anger while strengthening resilience in our changing world.

Flying Solo

This group is designed for single parents to learn how to address grief and loss issues and understand and deal effectively with children’s reaction to change. Participants will develop ways to preserve the new family bonds and be able to build positive futures for the new family unit.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is a program designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years who want to strengthen the bonds with their children and would like support to help their children to build secure relationships.

Handling stress in challenging times

The ‘Handling Stress in Challenging Times’ online workshop is designed for participants to identify the signs of stress and help them learn how to manage their own stress responses and develop resources to assist them to cope in this current climate of COVID-19.

Communicating with Kids

The Communicating with Kids seminar is for parents who want strategies and ideas to enhance communication with kids in order to enhance family relationships. This seminar will help you to understand how children communicate, both verbally and other ways.

Counselling and Support for People Affected By the Disability Royal Commission

We provide free counselling support to people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).

Western Sydney Family Referral Service

To our Valued Customers
In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all, Western Sydney Family Referral Service remains open. ¬We are operating a telephone only service from Monday 23 March 2020.
Our caseworkers are available to continue service delivery, and can be contacted by calling 1300 403 373, or email wsfrs@ransw.org.au.
Relationships Australia NSW thanks you for your understanding.


If you are looking for assistance to link you and your family with local services, Western Sydney Family Referral Service assists vulnerable families, young people and children to cope in difficult times and will be able to link you with services and support networks to meet your needs.

Parenting After Separation-Focus on kids

Parenting after Separation is a group for separated parents and carers who want to learn more about how they can best support their child through the process of family separation. The group will help you to learn more about managing your ongoing relationship with a former partner and to reduce conflict, whilst supporting your children during this transition.

Community Builders

We provide tailored, inclusive programs and services through schools and childcare, councils, community and faith-based organisations to support children and young people to be safe, resilient and ready for life.

Adolescent Family Therapy

Do you have difficulties in resolving family relationship issues as a parent with your teenager? Adolescent Family Therapy (formerly known as RAPS) works with teenagers and their families to provide customised solutions that will work for both the young person and the family.

Building Stronger Families

Do you want to learn how to build strong relationships within your family? Are you facing stresses and challenges that are impacting on your behaviour and relationships with your family?

You will learn how to build family connections that are strong, respectful and caring during weekly group sessions for Arabic-speaking men who are new to Australia. In this free program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that impact relationships. You will also learn about the dynamics of power and control in families and of relationships between men and women in Australia. This private, confidential program is run by Arabic-speaking facilitators and also provides social support for your family.

Surviving Adolescence

Surviving Adolescence is a program designed for parents and carers to better cope with the challenges associated with parenting an adolescent and encourage stronger relationships, communication and problem resolution as young people move towards adulthood.

Building Healthy Relationships

Building Healthy Relationships is an educational seminar that supports school students to understand the nature of healthy relationships. This program is suitable for school communities with 15 to 18-year-old students who will gain a greater understanding of healthy relationships and how they can develop these relationships within their families and communities.

Triple P

Triple P is a parenting program for families that provides practical answers to everyday parenting concerns. This group program gives you the opportunity to develop skills, gain support from other parent/carers, and view video demonstrations of core parenting skills.

Kids In Care

Kid in Care is a 6-8 session group for parents whose children are not in their care. The group helps parents to deal with the grief and loss experienced when their children are in out of home care and explores positive strategies for dealing with their circumstances.

Touchstone -Adolescent Mediation and Family Therapy

Do you have difficulties resolving family relationship issues as a parent with your teenager? Our Touchstone services work with teenagers and their families to provide customised solutions that will work for both young people and their families.

Parenting Order Programs (POP)

Parenting Order Program (POP) is particularly useful if you are experiencing conflict in adhering to parenting orders made by the court, or as agreed with your former partner in an outside court settlement. This program will assist you to reduce conflict and stay focused on your children's needs.

Supported Playgroup

Do you have limited time to spend with your children? As a parent do you need the opportunity to learn and develop parenting skills? The Supported playgroup offers a secure, child-friendly environment with large play rooms, plenty of outdoor space for team sports and activities.
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