Andrew’s Story

When Andrew* was referred to us, he was two years behind at school. He was in Year 4 at school in a small country town, and had spent most of the year not participating, not engaging with his teacher or classmates, with his head on the desk, and quickly getting further and further behind. Increasingly…

Leith’s Story

Living in a small town in regional New South Wales, the Freestone family has its fair share of challenges. Mum Cherise explains, “My husband Tom and I work hard to stay afloat. Our second son, Leith, was born 16 weeks premature, and life has been pretty hard ever since then. We knew Leith wasn’t meeting the…

The Nugent Family, Cobar, NSW

It was a really full on week. That’s how Michelle remembers her first time coming to Manly to get her daughter Ebony the specialist healthcare she needed but couldn’t get closer to home. In the years since that first week, Michelle has brought her other children Kayla and Noah to Manly for help. Since the…

A bright future for the Morey family

“I like coming here because I can speak to people about everything at once. It’s good that the kids can both get their points of view across. Things are really starting to fall into place for our family.” Ron Morey is a single father raising two children on his own. As a child, he suffered…

Three generations from Coonamble

“I think they love it there because they feel like the teachers listen to them. After their first visit, they lay in bed and talked about everything they’d learnt—they’d never done that before”. Coonamble mother Michelle McCauley first contacted Royal Far West for help with behavioural management for her two young boys, Evan and Nick….