Community Social Work
Social Work in Your Community
We provide a welcoming, safe and confidential space for adults. We work with other Allied Health professionals to provide services and programs aimed at improving your health and quality of life.
We are a member of the Safe In Our Care network.
We can support you by providing:
- Confidential counselling/emotional support
- Information about and/or referrals to other community services
- Advocacy (helping people to have a voice to address their concerns)
- Therapy groups and educational programs around chronic condition self-management and general health and wellbeing
- Health coaching and helping people to manage their chronic conditions
We support people who are dealing with concerns such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Loss and grief
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Access to services
- Life changes
- Elder abuse
- Emotional trauma recovery
- Chronic health conditions
- Illness, injury and disability
We also work as part of a broader team of professionals who respond to local community events that require recovery. Community social workers in rural settings also participate in community development.
This is a cost-free service.
Community social work - North
- Overcoming pain and living life (OPALL) – a ten week course for people experiencing complex persistent pain comorbid with one or more other conditions. Centrally sensitised pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain and pain that can not be resolved by surgery
- Get the Most out of Life – a six week For anyone living with an ongoing chronic condition or who is caring for someone who is.
- Breathe – an eight week course For people who are living with chronic worry, anxiety or chronic stress
- Mindfulness in Motion – a six week course for people who want to explore how to use simple modified tai chi movements to increase motivation
- Men’s Anxiety Program
- Chronic Pain Group – a six week course for people living with chronic pain
- Creative groups (art, music and drumming)
- Specialist health condition programs
Please contact us for further details about the groups and classes.
How to get in touch?
|Kings Meadows||(03) 6777 1427|
|Ravenswood||(03) 6777 3006|
|St Helens||(03) 6387 5570|
|St Marys||(03) 6387 5555|
|Campbell Town||(03) 6774 8041|
|Deloraine||(03) 6701 2118|
|Westbury||(03) 6701 2154|
|Beaconsfield||(03) 6702 6060|
|Scottsdale||(03) 6778 8522|
|Longford||(03) 6391 4222|
|George Town||(03) 6702 6020|
Community social work - South
Community Health Social Workers are available in community health centres and provide home visiting where required. Community Health Social Workers work in multidisciplinary teams offering support, counselling, arranging health promotion events and support for the community following accidents and natural disasters.
How to contact us
Appointments to see a social worker can be made through your local community health centre.
Out of hours/crisis services
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Suicide Call back Service||1300 659 467|
|Mental Health Hotline||1800 332 388|
|MensLine||1800 789 978|
|Sexual Assault Support||1800 697 877|
|Family Violence Service||1800 608 122|
|Kids Helpline||1800 55 1800|
|Child Safety Service||1300 135 513|
|Beyond Blue||1300 22 46 36|