Our partner support

Our in-house partners

At The Northern Centre, we not only provide in-house family and homelessness support, we have a range of partners that can provide additional support.

Our partners provide their noted services below at The Northern Centre in West Ryde. Please book their services directly.

Meet our team of in-house partners …

Catholic Care – Financial Counselling

(Mondays to Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Alessandra Amico-Smith (Monday and Tuesday)
Phone: 0427 078 366
Email: alessandra.amicosmith@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Steve Cribb (Wednesday to Friday)
Phone: 0481 602 080
Email: steve.cribb@catholiccaredbb.org.au

ABOUT: The provision of information, support and advocacy to assist people experiencing financial difficulty.
Head to Health

(Mondays 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Phone: 1800 595 212 / 9477 8700
Email: nswintake@pccs.org.au

ABOUT: Head to Health service acts as an open door to help all Australians access mental health and wellbeing services that are right for them. It makes it easier for people to navigate and choose the most suitable care options, whether that’s face-to-face, via phone or online. For anyone of any age who may be experiencing distress or mental ill health, Individuals who have never accessed mental health services before and family and friends who are caring for or wish to access supports for their loved ones.
headspace Chatswood

(Thursdays 9:30am to 6:00pm and Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm)
headspace Chatswood
Phone: 8021 3668
Email: headspacechatswood@newhorizons.org.au

ABOUT: headspace provides early intervention and prevention services for young people 12-25 years old, who may be experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns that impact on their everyday functioning. At headspace, we have a 'no wrong door policy', meaning that no young person is turned away without connection to appropriate internal or external services. At times there will be young people that make contact with the service that may not be appropriate for the headspace model of care. Our clinicians will assist in the referral to more appropriate services for the young person and their family.
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers – Women's Legal Clinic

(Thursdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm)
By Appointment Only
Phone: 9334 0111
Email: connect@tncinc.org.au

ABOUT: A weekly probono legal service facilitated by Hunt and Hunt Lawyers, delivering a service to women focussing on custody, family or domestic violence, child and spousal support or property issues.
Elizabeth Lee – Psychology

(Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturdays - by appointment)
Elizabeth Lee (MCAP; Grad Dip. Counselling; BA Psychology)
Phone: 0414 525 277
Email: leese.elizabeth@gmail.com

ABOUT: Elizabeth provides free services under NDIS and Carers NSW (6 free counselling sessions) with a focus on any relationship, addiction, mental health concerns for individuals, couples and families.
Bi-lingual English/Korean speaking Psychotherapist, Problem Gambling Counsellor Registered NDIS and Carers NSW provider and Victim’s Services provider.
Katherine Millen JP Clinic

(First Wednesday of every month from 9:30am to 11:00am - drop in clinic)
Phone: 9334 0111
Email: connect@tncinc.org.au

ABOUT: Katherine Millen is a Justice of the Peace (JP) appointed by the Governor of NSW.
Her primary role is to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit, and to certify copies of original documents for community members.
Odyssey House

(Wednesdays 3:00pm to 8:00pm)
Katia Kiriloucha
Phone: 1800 297 739 (option 2)
Email: katia.kiriloucha@odysseyhouse.com.au or tyler.wright@odysseyhouse.com.au

ABOUT: SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs, gambling, and other addictions. SMART is guided by trained professionals and participants come to help themselves and one another using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.
SDECC (Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre)

(Thursdays 10:00am to 6:00pm)
Vivienne Li
Phone: 9977 0711
Email: vivienne@sdecc.org.au

ABOUT: SDECC provides free alcohol and drug counselling to young people aged 12-25. It also provides support and counselling for parents/carers of young people with drug and alcohol issues. SDECC works within a family inclusive, trauma informed framework. Our highly qualified counsellors understand the complexities of AOD used and mental health issues, both for individuals and families. We welcome and include the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate diversity in all its forms. For Any young person aged 12-25 and their parents/carers who live/work/study in the LGA area.
Wesley Mission – ParentsNext

(Mondays 8:30am to 4:30pm - by appointment only)
Stephanie Lu
Phone: 0429 081 291
Email: stephanie.luu@wesleymission.org.au
(Referrals are only through Centrelink)

ABOUT: ParentsNext helps support eligible parents whose youngest child is aged 6, to plan and prepare for pre-employment by time their children go to school.