Social & Emotional Wellbeing Program
The Aboriginal Health Workers (Counsellors) are available to work with clients, families and communities with a case management focus who are facing vulnerabilities in relation to health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, offending, violence and victimisation.
Our workers are available to assist clients to maintain family links and connections as well as supporting people through their emotional needs.
Aboriginal Family Health Worker
We have an Aboriginal Family Health Worker who is available to work with clients affected by Family Violence and/or Sexual Assault. The AFHW will work directly with clients and make relevant referrals for counselling internally and externally.
The AFHW is also highly involved in community activities in raising awareness around Domestic/Family Violence and Sexual Assault in our community.
Individual care management can also be offered to club.
Drug & Alcohol Worker
The Drug & Alcohol Worker will work closely with individuals and/or family members to support and advocate for referral to external clinical providers which include counsellors, detox and rehabilitation services.
This can also include the D&A worker working with the client, families and/or other service providers with other issues which arise from a person's addiction for eg. Dept. of Housing, Doctors, Rehabs, or Detox Centres.
Child & Family Team
This program aims to identify and address barriers to good family relationships, whilst supporting them through children's transitions to childcare, pre-school, primary school and high school. The program will also be targeting vulnerable families to address complex issues of social and financial disadvantage.
Individual and group education sessions are available for parents and caregivers and can be conducted in the home or at the centre. The program also has close links with High School, Primary School and Preschools in the Wellington area.The Child and Family Team will work with other agencies in Wellington including Communities for Children, Barnardos, Mission Australia, WINS and PCYC to put on full calendars of holiday activities in January, April and July.