COVID-19 Downtime Support

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

The Northern Centre are continuing to deliver our services to the community.

If you need support, please call 9334 0111 or email or visit The Northern Centre - Individual Support Request

We have recommenced face-to-face services in combination with ZOOM and/or phone, as have some of our collocated partners.

Please do not hesitate to make contact at any time Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.



Raising a family can be one of the most challenging and rewarding things that we do. The Northern Centre understands the pressures, hurdles and stresses that many families encounter and we can support you and your family with a whole range of different services.

Under the new Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program funded by DCJ (Department of Communities & Justice), our Family Support Team will deliver flexible support to children, young people and families experiencing or at risk of vulnerability.

Perhaps you are looking to build your confidence as a parent or manage a new situation in your family. Perhaps you and your family are looking for some guidance and support around issues that are influencing your family; such as boundary setting, differences in approaches to parenting, balancing cultural expectations, separation, career, financial stress or strategies in managing your child’s developmental or emotional issues.

We offer individual support or can work with the family as a whole to build your confidence and skills to assist you and your family though a number of approaches including personalised case managementcounselling, parenting programs or supported playgroups. The length of time with us will depend on the complexity of your issue.

To tailor the best service for you and your family, please call and ask for our Intake Coordinator.

Click below to view our:
Support for families with teens ▸
Support for families with 0 – 12 year olds ▸
Parenting Programs ▸
Supported Playgroups ▸

Or check out our monthly Coping with COVID-19 Newsletters here.

The local government areas we cover for Family Support services include Ryde, Hunters Hill and

Please contact us if you would like more information.