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Community & Mental-health Convention

Community & Mental-health Convention

“There are so many community and mental health needs right here on our doorstep,” says Andrea Nettel, founding director and counsellor, TFCC. “And, likewise, there are so many individuals and organisations who are both passionate about and able to respond to these needs and, in that, contribute to the well-being of the community.”

Trauma Debrief

Trauma Debrief

One of the ways The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) provides professional mental health services to those in need is by providing crisis interventions; such as trauma debriefs with employees and staff, families, and groups. Trauma is something we are frequently exposed to, either directly or indirectly. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, crime or natural disaster. Trauma sets in immediately after the event, with shock and denial being typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable…

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Staff Workshops

Staff Workshops

Valley Development Projects (VDP) and its staff is one of the projects that The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) supports by providing workshops and debrief sessions at highly reduced fees. VDP uses an integrated development approach to combat a number of social issues, alleviate poverty and address the imbalances of the past; based on the vision of “a healthy, self-reliant community with sufficient resources for people who are confident to make their own informed choices in a constantly changing environment”. This…

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Self-Care & Stress Relief @ The Safe House

Self-Care & Stress Relief @ The Safe House

The Safe House and The Family Counselling Centre “The Safe House” and its staff is one of the projects that we at The Family Counselling Centre (TFCC) support. The Safe House (TSH) is a place of safety for women and children who have been a victim of domestic abuse. It is situated in the middle of our “deep south” valley, in a secret location to ensure the safety of its residents. TFCC provides pro bono debriefing sessions when needed and…

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Care for the Caregivers

Care for the Caregivers

This time of the year my heart goes out to all people working in caring professions. Doctors, social workers, nurses, NSRI staff, teachers, fieldworkers, police, emergency services, etc. Their plight is hard throughout the year but for some reason during the festive season I become painfully aware that, as everyone is celebrating and taking a load off, many cargivers are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy.