Psychologist, Mental Health
& Social Workers

Our Wellbeing team will work with individuals, families, groups and communities considering their physical, social and cultural environments, their past and current experiences, and their cultural and belief systems.

There are no costs involved for seeing the Social Worker, Mental Health Worker or Psychologist. However, for clients wanting to see the psychologist, they should talk to their GP about Medicare items that may be required.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Outreach services are also offered at Jerrinja (Wednesday afternoon) or Wreck Bay (Tuesday morning).

Transport to the Jane Ardler Centre is available on request.

Social Worker Support

The SCMSAC Social worker will work with intensively with individuals, families, groups and communities in the context of their physical, social and cultural environments, past and current experiences, and cultural and belief systems.

Social workers may undertake in casework:

  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Community engagement
  • Education and Training
  • Policy development
  • Education and research
  • Group work
  • Consultation
  • Psycho-social assessments
Mental Health Support

The Mental Health Worker can support clients with personal recovery and wellbeing through:

  • Case management, support, advocacy and referral for those experiencing a mental illness or feeling socially and emotionally unwell.
  • Promoting clients social and emotional wellbeing, as well as physical and psychological health.
  • Supporting self-care and encouraging clients to take personal responsibility and direction for their lives.
  • Building on client’s strengths and capabilities.
  • Supporting clients to build skills to form and maintain personal relationships, including relationships with families and carers.
  • Supporting clients to gain or regain valued roles in the community.
  • Enhancing social inclusion through identifying preferred options for housing support, education and training, employment voluntary work and community participation.
  • Supporting clients to build resilience.
  • Minimising the impact of harmful behaviours, such as substance use, self-harm and self-neglect through the development appropriate care plans.
  • Supporting those at risk of suicide, self-harm and or with a previous suicide attempt including developing safety plans and supports.
Psychological Services

The psychologist can assist clients to find wellness and healing when they are experiencing difficult life circumstances, or are overwhelmed by intense emotions and having difficulties in managing their thoughts or actions relating to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Creating a healthy lifestyle