Social Emotional Wellbeing Program

The SEWB Team

The SEWB team provides a confidential, culturally appropriate and sensitive service for clients accessing our programs and throughout the referral process.

This service is available for any person of the community who may be facing some challenges in their lives which is, or may result in, having an impact on their health.

If you or someone you know are having any of the issues listed then drop in for a yarn with one of our supporting staff from the SEWB Team. The team will work with clients to address their needs and support them if referring to other relevant services or agencies for further support.

SEWB Program
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What We Do

The range of issues and support that our team may deal with can include but are not limited to:

Past Trauma | Transition to School | Family Breakdowns
Family Issue | Family Violence | Sexual Assault
Drug & Alcohol | Sexual Health | Self Esteem
Community Education and Health Promotion Programs (can be developed to meet your needs)
Transition to School (including Child Care, Preschool, Kindergarten and High School)
Family Support with Individual and Group Support

How To Refer

Anyone can refer to the SEWB team. Some examples of referrals can be from the following:

Internally eg. by the Doctor, Nurse or other WACHS Program
Externally from another Service Provider eg. WINS, Police, Family Referral Service, School
Self Referrals | Family Referrals | Community Referrals

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.

When you can access the Service

The SEWB Team are now located at 30 Warne Street, Wellington.

Access Hours for SEWB Team Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. Closed daily between 1-2pm. Hours outside this are by appointment or phone ONLY.

"Aboriginal health" means not just the physical well-being of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total well-being of their Community. It is a whole-of-life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life. Health care services should strive to achieve the state where every individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being and this bring about the total well-being of their community." National Aboriginal Health Strategy, 1989

Contact Details

Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm
Closed from 1 - 2pm
(02) 6845 9310

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