Bourke – Broken Hill – Unincorporated NSW. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Drought Mental Health Program targets individuals and families in drought affected areas with a particular focus on farming families. It is delivered in Bourke, Broken Hill and Unincorporated NSW. The purpose of the program is to create awareness of and reduce stigma and discrimination around mental ill-health. Through the Drought Program, CatholicCare’s Mental Health team supports people with early symptoms of mental illness and assists them to access further support services if required. The Drought Mental Health Program aims to build resilience with individuals, families and communities living in drought affected areas. Services under the Drought Mental Health Program include: individual and group support community awareness events Participants do not require a formal diagnosis for mental illness.
Dubbo – Narromine – Forbes – Parkes – Bourke – Broken Hill and outreach in surrounding areas. Funded by the Department of Social Services and NSW Fair Trading, the Financial Counselling service is primarily accessible by families and individuals experiencing financial hardship and can support those effected by problem gambling. Financial Counsellors offer support with advocacy, negotiations, options, information and referrals and personal budgeting. Individuals are supported in making informed decisions to resolve their financial issues by accessing information specific to their circumstances. This program aims to empower individuals to gain an understanding and take control of their financial position. CatholicCare’s Financial Counsellors deliver community education to improve financial literacy within our communities and to raise awareness around problem gambling issues. The service aspires to increase consumer knowledge and confidence in the management of personal finances and develop financial skills with in communities for the ongoing future management of financial affairs. Useful links: Financial Rights Legal Centre Money Smart by ASIC
Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Trangie – Trundle – Warren. The PEDAL program is a school based playgroup model that targets families with children aged 0-5 years. The program provides play experiences that create opportunity to develop children’s social, emotional, physical, language and creative skills.
Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Nyngan – Parkes – Warren. Funded by The Department of Social Services, the FamilyCare program is delivered in Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Condobolin, Nyngan, Parkes (with outreach to Trundle and Peak Hill) and Warren. The FamilyCare program primarily targets families with children aged 0-12 years, but also offers support to families with children up the age of 18 years. The program provides: Parent education Supported playgroups Peer Support groups School readiness programs Individual support
Bourke – Broken Hill – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine. Funded by The Department of Family and Community Services, the Families NSW program is delivered in Bourke (with outreach to Enngonia), Broken Hill (with outreach to Menindee and Wilcannia), Forbes (with outreach to Parkes and Peak Hill), Lake Cargelligo and Narromine (with outreach to Trangie). The Families NSW program targets families with children aged 0-8 years by providing a wide range of activities including parent education programs, supported playgroups, peer support groups, individual support and community projects.
Broken Hill – Bourke – Brewarrina – Menindee – White Cliffs – Tibooburra. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Drought Assistance Program provides support to families and individuals experiencing geographic isolation and distress from ongoing drought challenges. We provide a whole of family focused approach with a strong commitment to outreach. Support being provided: Community events and workshops with a holistic educational focus Face-to-face and phone counselling Assistance for families experiencing conflict or other relationship issues Supported referral where needed
Broken Hill. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMs) provides increased opportunities for recovery for people whose lives are impacted by severe mental illnss by helping them to overcome social isolation and increasing their connectedness to community. The objectives of PHaMS are to ensure that people with mental illness have: Improved ability to live as functioning community members Confidence to seek assistance to meet needs Improved take-up of relevant services Timely access to early intervention and prevention assistance Targeted assistance across the life course that is customised to maximise help during transition phases.
Broken Hill. Funded by the Department of Social Services, CatholicCare’s Family Mediation Service assists families in resolving any differences they have concerning their children’s living and contact arrangements. The service provides: Family relationship support and conflict resolution Family dispute resolution for families seeking a parenting plan or agreement for residency and contact of their child/children where divorce or separation has occurred Property settlement agreements Information for parents pre and post separation A child focused service where the best interest of the child/children is the paramount consideration parenting after separation, education and support
Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Dubbo – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Warren – Wellington – Wilcannia. CatholicCare’s Parent Child Services provide services to families with children with an early intervention and prevention approach. Parent Child Services support parents and cares in: Raising their children through parent education and one on one support Participating in early learning opportunities through playgroups Accessing helpful information about child development, parenting, support services and resources Becoming part of support networks Connecting to other services that can help Our family workers are accredited parent educators and offer parent education and support on an individual basis as well as in group settings. Parent Education programs include; 123 Magic, Triple P, Circle of Security, Parents As Teachers, Childbirth Education and Bringing Up Great Kids. Group activities include community based playgroups, school based playgroups, mums and bubs groups and peer support groups. One on one support is available to individuals and families and are delivered at our office or in the home. Currently, the programs Parent Child Services include: Families NSW FamilyCare Strong Young Mums Strong Young Families Aboriginal Family Health Strategy Communities For […]
Broken Hill – Dubbo – Orange. This program provides support for family and carers of people suffering from mental illness and aims to ensure that: The families and carers of people with a mental illness have access to appropriate information and options for support at all points within their caring journey, at the time they need it. Information and support is delivered in a sensitive, evidence-based, and cost-effective manner. The program is delivered in partnership between area health services and Non Government Organisations (NGO) and between the NSW and Australian Governments. CatholicCare works in collaboration with the area mental health services and the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office, and will involve and support other NGOs and community groups, families and carers and consumers within the jurisdiction of the area serviced by Greater Western Area Health Service to deliver these support services.
Broken Hill – Dubbo – Forbes – Narromine – Bourke. Funded by Caritas Australia, AMP Foundation and Catholic Mission, the Manage Your Income Manage Your Life Program aims to build the financial capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the region, by providing training and mentoring to develop financial management skills in participants, their families and communities and enhance their quality of life. The program provides a legacy of trained members of the communities to provide ongoing education, awareness and knowledge around financial literacy. MYI can work with the following: Individuals Community groups Family groups School groups Our program offers a large range of financial literacy workshops that are appropriately catered to the different groups. Activities include, but are not limited to: Take Control – get informed information and tools on how to make your money work for you. Strive 2 Drive – learner driver activity – working with people to obtain their learner licences. Save or Spend – get informed information and tools about all those financial issues that are worrying you. Money for School – get tips and budget ideas on how to get in front with your school fees and school expenses. Financial Counselling – […]
Bathurst – Broken Hill – Forbes – Lithgow – Mudgee – Oberon – Orange – Parkes – Wilcannia – White Cliffs. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Family Mental Health Support Service provides support for vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing mental health. Services provided include a range of flexible, responsive, non-clinical mental health support services to meet the needs of children and young people affect by, or at risk of mental illness and their families and carers. The Family Mental Health Support Service offers three levels of support: Intensive, long term, early intervention support for children, young people and their families which may include: assessment and identification of needs; practical assistance and home based support; linking with other relevant services; and targeted therapeutic groups. Short-term immediate assistance for families which may include: assessment of needs; information or referrals; and limited direct support. Community outreach, mental health education and community development activities which may include: organisation of and participation in community events; and general group work in the community. The Family Mental Health Support Service will: Focus on children and young people while working with them in […]