The term social and emotional wellbeing is used by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person.
The term recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing.
It also recognises that a person’s social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events.
The SEWB team objectives are:
- Engage with consumers their families and local Aboriginal communities to develop trusting and professional relationships.
- Manage client assessment, provide support and referral
- Develop, undertake and promote best practice models of service delivery for regional Aboriginal communities
- Provide direct practical support to Aboriginal consumers so that they gain/maintain independent living skills
- Assist consumers to participate in cultural recreation activities
- Work with consumer’s family to support them through periods of difficulty
- Financial counselling
To access these services, or book an appointment with one of our social, emotional and wellbeing specialists,
contact Mark Heald during office hours on (03) 5026 3353.