Virtual residential parenting service


Maaike Allard


Thursday 19 May 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Videoconference via Microsoft Teams

Virtual residential parenting service 2022-05-19T13:00 2022-05-19T14:00 Australia/Sydney Videoconference via Microsoft Teams

This month we will be welcoming Nguyet de Mello, Principal Project Officer, Child and Family Health at the Ministry of Health, who will be talking about her work on implementing the Virtual Residential Parenting Service (VRPS) delivered by Karitane and Tresillian.

The VRPS is a new virtual child and family health service for families with children aged 0-3 years old that have issues with sleeping, settling, feeding, adjustment to parenting and/or anxiety and postnatal depression, and require an intensive five-day service.

A multidisciplinary team works in partnership with families to increase confidence and provide guidance on resolving these issues. The VRPS is being delivered by two Child and Family Health Affiliated Health Organisations (AHOs), Karitane and Tresillian.

The presentation will give you an overview on the service, the model of care, target audience, case for change and challenges, learnings and successes to date.

The forum is open to all healthcare managers, providers, administrators, consumers and carers across NSW, Australia and internationally. Questions can be posted via and will be addressed during the Q&A session at the end of the forum.

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About the speaker

Ms Nguyet de Mello - Principal Project Officer, Child and Family Health. Health and Social Policy Branch.

Nguyet de Mello

Nguyet de Mello joined the NSW Ministry of Health in 2013 and is currently responsible for implementing the Virtual Residential Parenting Service (VRPS), a 2020/21 NSW Government Budget Commitment. Her previous roles in the Ministry of Health have included management of various statewide Child and Family Health programs and the Paediatric Healthcare team. Before joining the Ministry of Health, she was a Business Manager for the National Health Service, UK and worked clinically as an optometrist for 15 years.

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