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Services

Online and in person for individuals, couples, families and communities.

Providing Help in Challenging Times

Counselling

A caring, safe and supportive space to talk through any difficulties or challenges in your relationships. For individuals, families, and couples.

Mediation

Also known as Family Dispute Resolution. Professional support to help with decision-making or communication if you're separating or divorcing.

Tailored Services

Services for specific challenges and individuals, from resilience training to trauma-specific support services and adoption support.

Online Courses

Self-guided online learning that you can access anytime, and anywhere. Build your skills at your own pace.

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Couples Counselling

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Couples Counselling

Relationships can be tough, and sometimes we all need some extra support and guidance to help us move forward. Couples Counselling at RANSW offers a supportive environment where you can discuss concerns, overcome tensions and strengthen your partnership.

Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation

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Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Relationship breakdowns and family disputes are often emotional and difficult, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. To help you through, we offer affordable Family Dispute Resolution, also known as family mediation, throughout NSW.

Family Counselling

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Family Counselling

Our trained and compassionate family therapists provide Family Counselling services online and in-person throughout NSW. Family Counselling provides a safe space to address problems, hear each other’s perspectives, overcome difficulties, improve communication, and restore and strengthen relationships.

Individual Counselling

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Individual Counselling

Life can be full of ups and downs. While we may be able to overcome most challenges by ourselves, sometimes we need some extra support. Individual Counselling offers a supportive environment to identify and manage problems and concerns.

Adolescent Family Therapy

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Adolescent Family Therapy

The teenage years can feel like an emotional minefield – and knowing how to support an adolescent can seem equally as daunting. Adolescent Family Therapy aims to restore and repair relationships by providing strategies to support young people and their families through significant life changes.

Domestic Violence Counselling

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Domestic Violence Counselling

We all have the right to feel safe. Taking the first steps to speak to someone about domestic and family violence can be conflicting and overwhelming. At Relationships Australia NSW, we provide compassionate, understanding, and confidential domestic violence support for victims.

Children’s Contact Service

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Children’s Contact Service

The Children’s Contact Service provides a safe, neutral and child-focused environment for families to build and maintain meaningful relationships while staff supervise and monitor interactions.

Taking Responsibility – Men’s Behaviour Change Program

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Taking Responsibility – Men’s Behaviour Change Program

An intensive program involving casework support and an 18-week group program to help men make choices that match their values and intentions to develop safe and respectful relationships.

Family Advocacy and Support Service

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Family Advocacy and Support Service

The Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) is a free service which supports men going through the Family Court system in cases of domestic and family violence. By offering aid to both perpetrators and victims, we aim to encourage long term positive behaviour change.

Let’s Talk Elder Support and Mediation

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Let’s Talk Elder Support and Mediation

Let’s Talk helps older people and their families address age-related issues and disagreements, and make decisions that protect the rights and safety of everyone involved.

Access Family Mediation Service

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Access Family Mediation Service

Adapting to change during separation and divorce is challenging. This service provides flexible support, online or over the phone, to help manage relationship breakdowns, including resolving disputes for parenting and property arrangements.

Disaster Resilience Leadership Program

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Disaster Resilience Leadership Program

Become a Community Resilience Leader through our free training program designed to help community leaders in regional NSW develop skills to build resilience in their communities, and support people during natural disasters.

Parenting Orders Program

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Parenting Orders Program

Separation and divorce can be one of the most stressful and significant life changes for anyone to go through – Stay focused on your children's needs with support from our Parenting Orders Program.

Find and Connect

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Find and Connect

A free service for those who spent time in institutional or foster care before 1990. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and delivered by Relationships Australia NSW’s Wattle Place centre.

Wattle Place

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Wattle Place

Wattle Place offers inclusive support for adults who experienced institutional or foster care as children, were impacted by forced adoption practices, or experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Our services provide assistance personalised to your individual needs and experiences.

Community Builders

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Community Builders

Community Builders delivers free programs to community, multicultural and faith groups and local schools throughout Northern Sydney, to help build resilience, connection and growth.

Care Finder

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Care Finder

A free support service for Care Leavers and Forgotten Australians in central and eastern Sydney to support transitions into aged care services.

Care and Connect – Domestic Family Sexual Violence Linker Program

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Care and Connect – Domestic Family Sexual Violence Linker Program

Free, safe and confidential support to people who are experiencing domestic violence or family sexual violence in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith Regions. Referrals via local GP or health professionals.

Building Healthy Relationships for Teens

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Building Healthy Relationships for Teens

An educational seminar to support high school students in their understanding of healthy relationships within their families and communities.

Forgotten Australians Support Service

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Forgotten Australians Support Service

A free service for people 26 or over, who were in out-of-home care in NSW. Funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, and delivered by Relationships Australia NSW’s Wattle Place centre.

Forced Adoptions Support Service

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Forced Adoptions Support Service

A free support service for people impacted by past forced adoptions. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and delivered by Relationships Australia NSW’s Wattle Place centre.

Caber-ra Nanga Engage

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Caber-ra Nanga Engage

A free service which works to improve mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Caber-ra Nanga is a Gaimaragal word meaning ‘resting the mind’.

National Redress Support Service

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National Redress Support Service

A free and confidential support to people who are applying, or thinking of applying, to the National Redress Scheme. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and delivered by Relationships Australia NSW’s Wattle Place centre.

Aftercare Resource Centre

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Aftercare Resource Centre

Transitioning from out-of-home care into independent living can come with challenges. Our Aftercare Resource Centre provides customised resources, information and support for care leavers to help navigate the process.

Kids in Focus

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Kids in Focus

When parents separate, it can significantly impact their children. Kids in Focus is a practical, online course developed for separating families to navigate and support their children through these challenges.

Couple Connect

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Couple Connect

In relationships, communication is key. This online course helps you develop skills to repair, strengthen, and improve your relationship, using common scenarios and tailored activities.

Prepare and Enrich

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Prepare and Enrich

It’s normal to experience mixed emotions when embarking on the next phase of a relationship. Whether you’re excited, anxious or somewhere in between, Prepare and Enrich will help empower and strengthen your partnership into the future.

Intercountry Adoptee Support Service

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Intercountry Adoptee Support Service

Adoption can be an incredibly exciting change for a family, but it’s crucial to have the tools to manage its unique set of challenges and complexities. The free Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) supports intercountry adoptees and their families.

Group Workshops

Couples’ Communication

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Couples’ Communication

A group workshop for couples who want to develop new and effective ways of communicating with each other. Learn tools and gain new skills to deal with challenges and strengthen relationships.

Building Better Relationships – For Couples

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Building Better Relationships – For Couples

As time passes and the normal stresses of life are thrown at us, staying connected as a couple can be challenging. The ‘Building Better Relationships – For Couples’ group workshop helps you to invest in your relationship.

Managing Stress

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Managing Stress

Too much stress can have a big impact on our physical and mental health. This course will introduces mindfulness techniques to help manage the stress response, including paying close attention to the present moment and gratitude practices.

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The ‘Friendship Recession’: Why Men Struggle to Build and Keep Close Friends 

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