Our Psychosocial Support Program is provided by experienced and qualified social workers. All are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). We support young children, adolescents, adults, parents and other significant caregivers/persons of interest.
Psychosocial supports can be accessed by NDIS participants through their capacity building funding either through Improved Relationships or Improved Daily Living Skills. The service aims to assist customers to manage, and potentially improve, their overall well-being which will also affect their ability to achieve their other life goals.
Our social workers work closely with other therapists and stakeholders, to help you achieve your goals. They will help you navigate and access complex social systems, services and structures, which are essential for living a good life. They are also trained and experienced in delivering focused psychological interventions which may include: cognitive behavioural therapy; Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT); mindfulness; narrative therapy; psycho-education; grief counselling; motivational interviewing; solution-focused therapy; interpersonal therapy; behavioural therapy (including parent skills); family systems therapy; anger management and play therapy.
Our social workers provide help with:
- Support and psychological interventions (for emotional regulation) to help you manage uncomfortable emotions pertaining to your disability including anxiety, grief, loss, identity, self-acceptance and belonging.
- Support (emotionally or practically) in coordinating, adjusting to, and/or managing important life stages and transitions such as: entering or leaving education/employment; exploring and entering into intimate relationships; sexual maturation; and independent living.
- Support and assistance with managing all human relationships including those with friends, family members, caregivers, peers, teachers, employers and any significant others.
- Support, coaching, mentoring, and training to parents and caregivers on how to implement positive parenting strategies to children and/or adults with a disability.
- Consultation, liaison and support with complex systems including government departments (i.e. Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support; Housing; and Office of Public Advocate) and assistance with accessing (and maintaining) suitable and secure accommodation/housing.
- Support and assistance with applications for guardianship and/or administration to the State Administrative Tribunal.
- Links and referral to other appropriate services and resources that will assist you to achieve your goals.