Al - Anon Family Groups
Self help group for relatives and friends of problem drinkers and alcoholics. Can provide details of local contacts.
Ph: (02) 4731 1442 or 1300 252 666
Location: Suite 108, 114 - 116 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Mail: PO BOX 4024, Penrith Plaza NSW 2750
Cranebrook Community Health Centre - Community Child and Family Health Service
Provides general counselling to individuals, children and families. Priority is given to domestic violence, child abuse, low risk suicide, recent trauma and postnatal depression. Emphasis is on brief intervention. Services available at the Cranebrook, Penrith, St Mary's, St Clair, Springwood and Katoomba Community Health Centres.
Ph: (02) 4730 5100 (reception)
Fax: (02) 4730 5155 (general fax)
Other numbers: 1800 222 608 (centralised Intake Service for all new referrals), (02) 4732 9485 (intake fax)
Location: Cranebrook Community Health Centre, Cnr Borrowdale Way and Laycock St, Cranebrook NSW 2749
Mail: PO Box 29, Cranebrook NSW 2749
Family and Relationship Courses (Relationships Australia)
Relationships Australia offers a range of Family and Relationship Courses for individuals, couples and family members. Courses are available on the following topics: Relationships Skills; Post- Separation; Lifestyle Transition; Premarriage/Committed Relationships; Family Support Family Skills - Parenting; Family Violence Prevention and Recovery; Men and Family Relationships; Gambling help.
Ph: (02) 4728 4800
Location: 340 High St, Penrith 2750
Brighter Future: voluntary, targeted program designed for families encountering problems that impact on their ability to care for their children.
Families are eligible for the program if they have at least one of the following vulnerabilities that, if not addressed is likely to escalate and impact adversely on the well being of children they include:
- domestic violence
- parental drug and alcohol misuse
- parental mental health issues
- a lack of extended family or social supports
- parents with significant learning difficulties or intellectual disability
- child behaviour management problems (e.g. parent/child conflict, school problems, parenting difficulties).
Ph: (02) 4722 6577
Fax: (02) 4722 6024
Location: Suite 101, 148 Henry St, Penrith NSW 2750
Barnardos Penrith Centre - Family Support Program (Special Neighbours)
Home visitation service which provides practical assistance to families experiencing stress or crisis. Includes assistance with parenting skills, budgeting, emotional support and setting up a support network within the local community.
Hours: 24 hours (Pager), Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm (Office)
Ph: (02) 4729 1211
Other Ph: (02) 9963 2503 (emergency/after hours)
Fax: (02) 4729 1339
Location: Hosking St, Cranebrook 2749
Mail: PO Box 79, Cranebrook 2749
Centacare Penrith Family Support Service
Provides counselling and family support to local families with children under 16 years, where issues within the family impact on the children's safety, wellbeing and development.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Ph: (02) 4721 5331
Fax: (02) 4731 4697
Location: 12-16 Richmond Rd, Kingswood 2747
Mail: PO Box 67, Kingswood 2747
Tresillian Nepean Family Care Centre
Provides support and advice for parents of children aged 0-3 years experiencing difficulties with feeding, sleeping and behaviouralissues and provides support for women with perinatal mental health issues
Ph: (02) 4734 2124
Other Ph: (02) 978 0855 (24 Hour Parent Helpline), 1800 637 357 (24 hours)
Fax: (02) 4734 2740
Location: 1b Barber Av, Kingswood NSW 2747
Mail: PO Box 209, Kingswood NSW 2747
Bridging the Gap Sydney West INC
Assists adolescents aged 10 years to 18 years and their families by providing counselling and addressing parenting skills. Financial counselling also available.
Ph: (02) 9673 1211
Fax: (02) 9623 4652
Location: 51 Phillip St, St Marys NSW 2760
Mail: PO Box 273, St Marys NSW 2760
Last Updated: October 2012
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All details are subject to change without notice