Virtual Residential Parenting Service
What is the Virtual Residential Parenting Service (VRPS) ?
Having a new baby is a huge change to your life. There may be times you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, but support is available. We are here to help you talk about your parenting concerns and try out new ways to support your child’s needs.
The VRPS is a free 5-day, 4-night service with access to parenting support 24/7. Over the five days that you are enrolled in this service, you can speak with a Tresillian child and family nurse, GP, psychologist and social worker. There will be planned sessions every day and 24-hour support if you need to contact a nurse outside of these sessions. This service is accessed on your own device at home.
The service is flexible and works with you and your family on your goals. We welcome spouses/partners and other caregivers to join the sessions.
Our team of health professionals can provide support and advice in the following areas:
- Sleep and settling difficulties
- Breastfeeding and Bottle feeding
- Multiple babies
- Caring for Baby
- Your Child's nutrition
- Toddler behaviour
- Postnatal Depression & Anxiety
- Adjustment to Parenting
- Cultural Support
- Parent Education Groups
The VRPS is a confidential service funded by NSW Health. The service uses the NSW Health secure myVirtualCare platform. You will be required to have internet and your own personal device (preferable laptops and iPads/tablets) to access the service.
The VRPS admission is for 5-days, 4-nights. Some sessions during the admission are at fixed times and others are more flexible. Speak to your child and family nurse to work out a schedule that suits your needs and family routines. You can contact the VRPS team at any time (day or night) during your 5-day period to discuss any issues.
For more information visit the VRPS website page.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Tresillian VRPS is covered by Medicare.
Make an Appointment!
To make an appointment with a Tresillian Nurse using the VRPS ask for a referral from your Child & Family Health Nurse, GP or parenting support service or self-refer by filling out this short self referral form and one of our Nurses will call you back.