Building on our community’s strengths to create a place where we all belong and thrive

Sometimes we need a bit of extra support to get to where we want to be in life.  Whatever is happening for you and your family, you don’t have to go through it alone.
All of our services are free of charge

family support at sapphire neighbourhood services

Our Philosophy

We believe that:

  • All people, including children, have the right to live their best possible lives
  • Every person is unique, and we celebrate their social and cultural identities
  • All children and adults play a role in building strong and healthy communities
  • People have the right to make informed decisions about their lives
  • Everyone should be safe from violence and abuse
Sapphire Neighbourhood Services in Bega, NSW, 2550
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Children's Development

Assist your child to reach their developmental milestones and to play, learn and socialise at their best.
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Parenting Issues

Support your child in behaving, communicating, relating and expressing themselves in healthy ways. Or, get a little extra help in just being a great parent.
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Family Relationships

Make it easier when you or your family are experiencing conflict, separation, divorce or a big life change.
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Domestic Violence Support

Understand your options and have someone working alongside you if your family is going through any form of violence or abuse.
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Drug & Alcohol Support

Get help making a plan, finding the right specialist or managing things day to day if someone in your family has a substance abuse issue.
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Bullying, Cyber Safety & Child Safety

Teach your children about keeping safe online and in the real world, and take fast action if they are experiencing any form of danger.

Start Here For Support

What We Offer At Sapphire Neighbourhood Services

We deliver a range of services to help with life’s situations, from one-on-one specialist support to playgroups, parenting education groups and whole-of-family therapies. We also provide general information, advice and referrals to other organisations.
support groups at sapphire neighbourhood services

Parenting Groups

We provide face to face counselling services to anyone in our Bega Valley community. Whatever is happening for you and your family, you don’t have to go through it alone. Our trained counselling staff will work alongside to help understand a range of life situations and discover ways to explore both humanistic and behavioural approaches to better mental health.
referrals at sapphire neighbourhood services
advocacy and referrals at sapphire neighourhood services

Advocacy & Referrals

We can assist you in dealing with government or other services, such as Centrelink or the NDIS. We can also link you up with other local organisations if you need more help or support, and help you to navigate the sometimes confusing world of community services.
Sapphire Neighbourhood Services - Family Casework
lending library at sapphire neighbourhood services

Family Casework

We provide casework if your family is going through a rough patch. We deal with topics such as relationships, conflict, children’s development, safety, health and wellbeing, and much more. Come for a single visit, a few weeks, or longer if the issue is complicated. You can drop in without an appointment if it’s urgent.
community education at sapphire neighbourhood services
community groups at sapphire neighbourhood services

Community Education

We deliver talks to schools, parents and community groups on a range of topics including family dynamics, communication and child development. We also offer a free Lending Library, with an extensive range of books covering parenting skills, personal growth and development, as well as a variety of children’s books. Please get in touch for more information.
playgroups at sapphire neighbourhood services
playgroups at sapphire neighbourhood services

Bega Playgroup

During school term times, we run a weekly supported playgroup where children and families can play and connect whilst learning new skills. We offer free refreshments and a space for parents and carers to socialise, while our trained staff support your children’s development.
counselling at sapphire neighbourhood services
counselling at sapphire neighbourhood services

Counselling

We understand that sometimes extra support is needed to help get through difficulties and stressful situations. We offer free confidential counselling, either in person or online if that is easier for people outside of Bega. You don’t need a Mental Health Care Plan to use this service. Our qualified counsellor can assist with issues effecting you individually, or work with families and couples.

home visits from SNS

Support Starts Here

We support children and young people, parents, step-parents, grandparents, relatives and other carers in the Bega Valley.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4.00pm

Or call —02 6492 3411

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Flexible Support, Flexible Locations

We provide information, practical advice and counselling. We can work with you in your home, at our Bega office, at outreach venues in other towns, or wherever you feel most comfortable, including by phone or online.

02 6492 3411

admin@snsi.org.au

47 Bega Street, Bega NSW 2550