How to support someone struggling with their mental health

Has someone ever come to you in a mental health crisis, and you found yourself lost for words? If so, you are not alone. Our counselling team have put their heads together to answer some frequently asked questions on this important topic.

Feeling stuck? Learn how to make changes in your thinking and your behaviour?

It’s not uncommon at some point in life for a person to feel ‘stuck’ in a situation, a behaviour or a frame of mind which prevents them moving forward and living a fulfilled life, but it’s not always clear how to go about getting unstuck. That’s where a visit to a counsellor or psychologist could assist.

Counselling – what is it and how can it help?

The topics of therapy and counselling can be difficult for a lot of people to broach. Maybe you're not sure what each entails, or you're unsure about this path and if these services will work for you.

Behaviour support strategies for stronger family relationships

In an often chaotic and hurtful world, it helps to have the closeness of family and friends. Your relationships provide strength and help during these tumultuous times.

Discover the benefits of Behaviour Support programs for adults

Today, with all that is going on in the world, it can be stressful to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude. You may feel the burden of difficulties weighing you down as you go about your daily life, or you could feel incredible anxiety over things that are out of your control.

Reducing street sleeping – the Together Home program

During COVID-19 there were over 1,200 people street sleeping across NSW. As part of the Premiers promise to reduce street sleeping by half by 2025, a $36.1 million funding package was announced by the Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) to fund community housing and support providers to make available 400 homes and support packages for clients who have a chronic history of experiencing homelessness across NSW.

Domestic and family violence rife across our Diocese

Wyong (in the Diocese of Broken Bay) is the second highest suburb for police callouts in NSW due to domestic and family violence. And we know that 66% of domestic and family violence incidences go unreported (BOCSAR, 2020).

How do I know if my child needs therapy?

OK ... so what’s actually going on? “It is a daily struggle to get my child to do most things, no matter how small.”

Surge in domestic violence during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in ways we could never have imagined. There have now been nearly 5 million cases of the virus reported worldwide, and more than 325,000 deaths.

The Sandbar Project

The SANDBAR Project was developed by young people for young people and came about via our Drug & Alcohol Youth Support Services (DAYSS) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) participants. The YAG wanted to see something that was mobile, engaging and available at youth events and in public spaces.

Introducing our Allied Health and Therapy Services

Did you know that roughly 45 percent of Australians will experience mental illness in some form at one point in their life? For these people, getting access to therapy services and allied health was once very challenging with many facing multiple hurdles.

What exactly is Family Dispute Resolution?

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a specialised type of mediation service. It works to help families across Australia come to their own agreements without the court's involvement.