Overview

Who It's For?

Wattle Place provides support services for anyone who experienced institutional or other out-of-home care as children, people of the Stolen Generations, Former Child Migrants, and people seeking support to understand and apply to the National Redress Scheme.

How We Help

Each person visiting Wattle Place is unique and may need different support. We offer a range of support to suit the needs of each individual or family group.

What to Expect

We have an experienced and skilled team who will listen and work with you to support you in achieving your goals. Our team will discuss your current situation and provide customised support for your individual circumstances. Our services are confidential and participation is voluntary.

The personal and psychological impacts of forced adoption and institutional care often leave significant lifelong consequences.


However, there is hope. We’re here to work with you to develop skills and strategies to help ease the burden of those impacts.

Increased prevalence of mental health challenges
Poorer wellbeing and higher rates of psychological distress
Struggling to find their place of belonging with family
A sense of loss without understanding why
Symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Adverse relationship outcomes

How we help:

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Face-to-face and telephone counselling
02
Information and referral to other services
03
Assistance with finding and accessing your care records
04
Support with family tracing and family reunions
05
Group workshops focused on life skills
06
Support with applying to the National Redress Scheme
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