Forestville RSL Chaplaincy Program

Chaplains are trained to care for people at their point of need, in a safe environment and with active listening skills. For some, this may be an unexpected time of crisis, they feel they have no control over. For others it may be work or family stresses, loneliness, grief or even having to adjust to a relocation.  No matter what the problem is, having someone else who can empathise with you, most often helps to ease the burden and decision making.

ClubsNSW have recognised  the value of a Chaplaincy Program to support its patrons and families, who may be facing crisis situations or difficulties.

Forestville RSL Club will now be offering the services of Merrill Wong who has been accredited as a Chaplain with Chaplaincy Australia for several years.

Chaplain Merrill Wong has worked in both schools and Aged Care, so is very familiar with the issues of loneliness, ageing, loss and grief as well as those difficulties facing families with school aged children. All problems are made easier when they are shared with someone else and held in confidentiality.

Merrill can be contacted at forestvillerslchaplain@gmail.com. A flyer with further information is located at our reception desk.