CatholicCare recognises the importance of mental health and that it underpins all aspects of a person’s life including self worth, forming and maintaining relationships, and the ability to work and study.
We offer a range of services and programs designed to achieve optimum mental health. People can self-refer or be referred and our support for mental health and wellbeing includes counselling and assessment services.
Anyone struggling with stress can turn to us for support. Counselling aims to build personal skills and strengths to improve the ability to cope with stress. We assist children, young people, individuals, couples, families and organisations.
Our Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMs) supports people aged 16 years and over whose lives are severely affected by mental illness. The program focuses on the strengths and capabilities of people with mental illness rather than dwelling on the unachievable. To support them on their journey of recovery, CatholicCare allocates a Personal Helper and Mentor to all participants who join the program.
CatholicCare offers assessment services for autism, cognition and development. Behaviour support assessment and intervention services are available for children and adults living with disabilities.
Our adoptions counselling service caters for anyone considering adoption of their child or anyone who has ever been affected by adoption.
CatholicCare is a NDIS provider and can support people with mental illness who are eligible for a psycho-social NDIS package.