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Free Grief Counselling

The National Family Services Division of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services offers free counselling services for individuals, groups and families. This service provides preventive, remedial and developmental counselling for people who may be facing a crisis or dealing with psychological problems. Counselling usually spans several sessions, over a 45-minute to two-hour duration, but can at times require only a single session.

How to apply?

The Division has offices throughout T&T that offer counselling services. No documentation is required to apply for counselling but an identification card or number may be requested for completion of the case record.

You can make an appointment to speak with a counsellor by telephone. Walk-in clients are also accepted and the waiting period can vary depending on the number of persons accessing this service. Counselling services are provided between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on specific days, except public holidays, at the offices locations listed below.

At the Tobago location, counselling services are available on a daily basis, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

St Patrick

Rotel Building

Neverson Street, Point Fortin

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays

Tel: 648-6747

St Andrew/St David

Savi Street, Sangre Grande

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

Tel: 691-3503

St George West

ABMA Building

55–57 St Vincent Street, Port of Spain

Mondays, Tuesdays

Tel: 623-6369

St George East

Social Welfare Building

Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Tel: 662-5483


Social Welfare Building

Independence Avenue, San Fernando

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Tel: 653-0991


Social Welfare Building

Rio Claro

Mondays and Fridays

Tel: 644-0813


Couva Social Services Centre

Camden Road, Couva

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tel: 636-3206


Social Welfare Building

Delta Trading Building, Eleanor Street

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Tel: 671-3526


Children and Family Services Unit

Department of Social Services

Tobago House of Assembly

TLH Complex

Montessori Drive, Glen Road


Monday to Friday

Tel: 639-2673 / 1512, 631-1439

The Archdiocesan Family Life Commission also offers free professional counselling through its ‘Listening Hearts’ service. Contact the Commission’s office for assistance: 672-4280/ 4478.

Taken from St Charles Borromeo RC Ministry of Consolation Booklet 2017