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Alcohol & Other Drugs







Alcohol & Other Drugs

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


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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




Wesley Mission

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).

Nepean Office

Ph: (02) 4722 6577

Fax: (02) 4722 6024

Location: Suite 101, 148 Henry St, Penrith NSW 2750


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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


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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


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Last Updated: October 2012

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