The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Family Care Centre Psychology Service

Building 14

Hornsby Hospital

3-7 Derby Road

Hornsby 2077



The Family Care Centre psychology service remains open. Please be reassured that we are here to support you and your family.

Who We Are

The Family Care Centre's Psychology service is a secondary referral service provided by NSW Health, for families living in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Area. We provide psychological assessment, treatment and referral services to expectant parents and/or parents with children aged 0-2 years.

What We Do

The Family Care Centre Psychology service provides short term, goal-focused intervention. We often see families for a range of issues. Common issues include:

  • Perinatal depression and anxiety
  • Helping parents look after their emotional health during pregnancy and early parenthood
  • Processing the impact of previous grief and loss on current pregnancies or parenting journeys
  • Preparing parents emotionally for the birth of their baby
  • Helping parents think about the type of parent they want to be
  • Processing birth experiences and birth trauma
  • Adjustment to parenting
  • Enhancing the parent-infant relationship
  • Helping parents understand their infant's emotional needs

Referral Process

The Family Care Centre Psychology Service is free for individuals living within the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai hospital catchment area and those who have a current Medicare card

  • Clients can be referred at any time during the antenatal or postnatal period (until their child is 2 years old)
  • If you would like a referral to the psychology service, please talk to your Child and Family Health Nurse or Healthcare Professional


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