Families have been given a new outdoor space to meet with specialists while attending the Coral Tree Family Service at North Ryde.
Coral Tree is a NSW state-wide tertiary referral service that aims to assist children and their families experiencing significant difficulties with mental health, behaviour, emotions and relationships.
Located on the Macquarie Hospital campus, the service helps children aged 12 years and under who many have long-standing difficulties in their home, school and social environments.
Manager Cathryn Mcelroy said the new space was an alternative meeting space away from a clinical setting.
"Some of our families have experienced trauma and been in many doctors’ rooms so having a space outdoors is a good alternative for them," Cathryn said.
"Parents are even coming to use it for some quiet time and watch their children play.