Meet the Team: Verity

What is your role at Royal Far West? I’m a social worker. My role is to work for and support the child and family. I’m non-clinical, so I don’t get involved in diagnostics. I help families understand their child’s diagnosis, and also help our clinical team to understand each family’s social circumstances to help them…

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…

Why behavioural difficulties arise out of early life trauma and the importance of early intervention

. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” (adapted from Frederick Douglass 1817–1895) A recent study from researcher Dr Marcel Zimmet et al reports that children’s initial social interactions are primarily shaped by their interactions with their parents. “The impact of difficult or impoverished parent–child relationships on brain development and…

Boost telehealth in the bush, rural doctors urge parties

  RFW supports the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) call for  a strong commitment to boost access to telehealth services for patients in the bush. We are also advocating for policy shifts, such as Allied Health Medicare rebates, and are seeking financial support from government, business and…

RFW and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Win Mental Health Award

  About the award We are so proud of our Connect for Kids program, funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, which has won an Excellence in Service or Program Delivery Award as part of the Mental Health Association NSW annual 2018 Mental Health Month Awards. The award recognises excellence and/or innovation in mental health related…