Uniting Tasmania

Northern Newpin

Newpin is a therapeutic program which provides emotional and practical support to families with at least one child under the age of six. It supports and empowers families to break the cycle of child neglect and abuse and to provide safe, nurturing environments for children, through early intervention in the life of the child.  In the North, Newpin is delivered as a group, centre-based program, and combines an outreach program as well, which includes families living outside of the Greater Launceston area.

The Newpin centre is in Ravenswood and clients can access transport support in getting to and from the centre.  Newpin team members work Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 4.30pm, with groups currently facilitated on Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday in school terms.

What the service can help with

Familial exclusion
Family supports
Mental health
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 6

To access the service, clients

Must be female
Must be parents of at least one child aged under 6.

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered


Contact Details

34 Paterson Street Launceston TAS 7250

03 6333 8000



Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Being healthy


Having a positive sense of culture and identity