Gidget Foundation Australia Tresillian Scholarship
Since 2008, Gidget Foundation Australia has funded an annual scholarship for a Tresillian nurse to complete a Mental Health Course to complement the skills they already have in child and family health care.
“What an amazing initiative this has been, and the skills these nurses have gained have undoubtedly enabled many families to receive quality care in the area of mental health. We are extremely grateful to the Gidget Foundation for their foresight in providing Tresillian with what is a lasting legacy.”Robert Mills
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Tresillian is a not-for-profit organisation that assists around 80,000 Australian families each year. A Parent’s Help Line, Live Chat Service, Day Services and Residential/inpatient Care are some of the services offered by Tresillian. With services rapidly expanding to reach more metropolitan and regional families, Tresillian helps parents gain confidence in their roles as mums and dads and provides evidence-based education and support around breastfeeding, infant sleep and settling and nutrition to maximise each families’ wellbeing.
An important role of Tresillian is identifying and supporting new parents who are at risk of or are experiencing peri-natal depression and anxiety, so the family can receive the help they need as early as possible. Both individual counselling and group therapy is offered by a highly experienced multidisciplinary team including psychologists and child and family health Nurses.
This year the scholarship was awarded to Jenni Leece RN from Tresillian Canterbury by Gidget Foundation Board Director, Catherine Knox.
For more information visit www.tresillian.org.au