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Our Services

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.

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

Call us: 02 6492 3411

Who Can We Help?

  • Children and young people under 18 years old
  • Parents, step-parents, grandparents, relatives and other carers
  • Aboriginal families and young parents are a priority
Sapphire Neighbourhood Services in Bega, NSW, 2550

How Can We Help?

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Parenting Groups

Our qualified staff run groups to help adults develop skills in parenting, communication and relationships. Topics include raising resilient children and young people, understanding children’s development from birth to late adolescence, and prenatal and postnatal education.
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Advocacy & Referrals

Working out who to see, where to go and what to ask for can sometimes be confusing. We can help you deal with government agencies like Centrelink and the NDIS, and link you up with other community organisations for more support. We can also help you with filling out forms and understanding the steps you need to take.
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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.
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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.
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playgroups at sapphire neighbourhood services

Bega Playgroup

During school terms we run a weekly supported playgroup where children and families can play, connect and learn new skills. Bega Playgroup offers inside and outside creative play stations, free morning tea to share and a warm, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.
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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.

Other Services We Provide

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Children's Development

Get support in helping your child to reach their developmental milestones and to play, learn and socialise at their best.
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Parenting Support

We can work with you to help your child behave, communicate, relate and express themselves in healthy ways. We also offer parenting advice for new parents or parents going through a tough time.
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Family Relationship Support

Get help navigating your way through family conflict, communication issues or big life changes.
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Home Visiting & Outreach

We can deliver support at your home if this is more comfortable for you, especially if you don’t have transport or you live far away from town.
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Domestic Violence Support

We can assist you in working out your options and keeping your family safe. We also offer specialist services to men who use violence.
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Drug & Alcohol Support

We can help you to find specialists and support, access rehab, and manage things day to day issues relating to substance abuse.
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Men's Wellbeing

All of our usual services are available to male parents, carers and family members. We also run a group for fathers who want better relationships with their children.
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Children's Safety Skills

We can help you with safety strategies for children, recognising signs of abuse, and how to take action if your child is experiencing bullying, danger or abuse.
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Separation & Divorce Support

We can support your family through separation and minimising its impact on children. We can set you up with an on-site Legal Aid solicitor if you need it.
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Play Therapy

Our qualified Play Therapists deliver clinical services to children and whole families experiencing issues with relationships, behaviour, trauma and mental health.
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Circle of Security

This structured parenting education program will help you understand your child’s attachment needs and promote secure attachment with your child.
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Special Events & Programs

We hold a variety of special events and programs throughout the year for families and community members. Call us to find out what’s on now.
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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