Families across the region who are struggling with the challenges of being a new parent are set to benefit from the recently completed renovations carried out at the Tresillian in Western Family Day Centre at Cowra.
Included as part of the 2021-22 NSW Budget, $12.2 million was made available to enable Tresillian and the Gidget Foundation Australia to collaborate. The outcome has provided new and expecting parents in Cowra and surrounds access to a dedicated, specialised service, without the need to travel large distances to Canberra or Sydney.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the improvements to the local Tresillian in Western Family Day Care Centre when she officially opened the services today.
“Sometimes we forget that it can be a stressful and overwhelming time caring for a baby. Having these services close to home is key in ensuring parents feel supported in those difficult days when you’re adjusting to life with a new baby,” Ms Cooke said.
“The significant investment into the new Tresillian Facility will ensure the centre is well equipped to provide education and support to families across the region for generations to come.”
Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said this is all about helping families in need and services like Tresillian have such a positive impact on the wider community.
“I know this new centre will be life-changing for families. The new Tresillian centre takes an integrated care approach that includes practical advice from Tresillian Nurses around issues relating to baby, along with the option for counselling,” Mrs Taylor said.
The service is complemented by two Tresillian residential beds in the redevelopment of the Cowra Hospital, which will provide further access to families in the area requiring intensive support for persistent early parenting difficulties.
Tresillian Chief Executive Officer Robert Mills said the accessible service to rural and regional families, with a focus on achieving optimal child health and wellbeing outcomes while building parents’ confidence.
“Tresillian is committed to providing more services for families in rural and regional areas, close to home in their local communities,” Mr Mills said.
Tresillian is Australia’s largest not-for-profit Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education, and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.
Families seeking parenting support can call Tresillian’s Parent Help Line on 1300 272 736 Monday to Friday. For more advice, tips and support visit
For further information on the Tresillian in Western Family Care Centre at Cowra visit: https://www.tresillian.org.au/locations/tresillian-in-western-cowra/