YOUTH SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING (SEWB)

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES > YOUTH SOCIAL & EMOITONAL WELLBEING

The Youth SEWB role is aimed at empowering Young Aboriginal people between the ages of 12-25 years to be strong and deadly.

While supporting improved social, emotional, and mental wellbeing the clients are also encouraged to strengthen their cultural connection and cultural belonging. Using the Aboriginal Stay Strong Assessment tool, the support is strengths-based and assists young Aboriginal people in achieving their goals.

Youth SEWB Aims and Objectives

 

Provide goal/strength-based support using the Aboriginal Stay Strong Assessment Tool
Develop activities that promote Aboriginal identity and connection to culture
Refer clients to other services as required, including mainstream mental health and drug and alcohol services
Conduct one-on-one outreach services to outlying areas of Warrnambool
Work closely with the Koori Youth Justice Worker and identify those who require ongoing SEWB support
Work closely with Headspace Warrnambool to support Aboriginal youth who require specialist Services

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Types of Support

 

 

 

 
 

 

Attend/facilitate case planning and review meetings for each client including family members as needed
Provide clients with information on rights, responsibilities, child safety standards and available health services
Work with the Headspace Intake team in providing Aboriginal Stay Strong Assessments
Attend fortnightly intake meetings at Headspace to provide feedback and strengthen cross cultural  relationships
Flexible engagements strategies for young clients such as 1:1 yarning catch ups, phone calls, text, Facetime, or Zoom meetings

 

Referral Pathway

Call: 5559 1234 and ask to speak to SEWB team member 
Email: sewb@gunditjmara.org.au for a referral form to complete

IF THERE ARE IMMEDIATE CONCERNS FOR A PERSON’S LIFE OR SAFETY, OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED, OOO SHOULD BE CALLED.

If children are at significant and immediate risk of harm, contact the After-Hours Child Protection Emergency Service 13 12 78 (staffed 5pm-9am).

Have a Youth SEWB team member contact you:

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