Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Welcome to the MDAS Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Service.  We offer counselling and support to Aboriginal clients and their families experiencing social and emotional wellbeing issues.

Our Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team offers intensive support to clients and their families that is respectful, supportive and culturally-appropriate. 

Our goal is to engage, support and strengthen Aboriginal people affected by social and emotional wellbeing issues, in order to improve their health, wellbeing and participation in the community.

Our programs include:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Program
  • Gambler’s Help Program
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Bringing them Home Program
  • Wiimpatja Healing Centre
  • Koori Women’s Diversion Program
  • Swimming in Two Rivers Program
  • Mental Health Demonstration Project

MDAS SEWB client services include assessment, counselling and support for individuals with social and emotional wellbeing issues, as well as development of individual treatment plans.  This may include referral to other MDAS programs and services as required, such as psychologist, Support Accommodation Assistance Program, other MDAS Health and Integrated Family Services Programs. Our support may include advocacy and support in court, assessment and referral to withdrawal and rehabilitation services.  We also operate a needle and syringe program.

Referrals can be made by any service or agency wanting to refer an Aboriginal client in need. These may include hospitals, schools, GPs, courts and other non-government agencies.  Clients may self- refer and family members of clients with social and emotional wellbeing issues can also be referred to MDAS SEWB services.

Contact us by phone at any MDAS office, or email us here.

A referral form for SEWB services can be downloaded here.