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Residential Services

Your GP or Child & Family Health Nurse may refer you to Tresillian for a residential stay. This is an inpatient service where you and your partner and baby or toddler, stay at a Tresillian Centre over 4-nights/5-days to work through a particular parenting issue.

Tresillian’s Residential Programs are available in Sydney at Canterbury, Nepean, Wollstonecraft, on the mid-North-Coast at Macksville and in the ACT at the QEII Family Centre, Curtin. The residential service is a 4-night/5-day program for families experiencing significant parenting challenges that require intensive intervention and strategies to promote family health and wellbeing.

A referral from your GP or local child and family health nurse is required to access this service, or complete the form on our website under 'Book a Visit'. One of our friendly nurses will call you back in 72 hours.

The Tresillian team of child and family health nurses, psychologists, social workers, paediatricians and psychiatrists work in partnership with you to increase confidence; resolve concerns; and provide guidance and information on issues such as:

For Parents:

  • Mental health and emotional well-being
  • Education Groups on a range of topics
  • Understanding your child’s developmental needs and cues
  • Cultural support

For your child (newborn to 3 years):

  • Sleep and responsive settling
  • Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
  • Introducing your baby to solids
  • Health and well-being
  • Toddler behaviour
  • Infant mental health

Locations in NSW:

Locations in ACT:

Age Range

Tresillian’s Residential Services caters for families with children in the following age groups:

  • Tresillian Canterbury and Wollstonecraft – birth to 24 months
  • Tresillian Nepean – birth to 36 months
  • Tresillian at QEII – birth to 36 months
  • Tresillian Macksville – birth to 36 months

How much does it cost?

Residential Services are covered by Medicare and/or your family’s private health fund. If both parents stay overnight one parent is a boarder and an accommodation/meals charge will apply of around $56 per day.