187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560 Contact Numbers Hours Of Operation

Tharawal Social and Emotional Wellbeing

187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560

Tharawal has employed a team of passionate people to help their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community better manage social and emotional wellbeing. The team is made up of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2 x Mental Health Workers (Male and Female), Psychologist and a Youth Worker.

Social & Emotional Wellbeing Key Facts document click here

What is Social and Emotional Wellbeing?

The term “social and emotional wellbeing” is used by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person.

The term recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing.

It also recognises that a person’s social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events.

There are many different factors that can impact on a person’s social and emotional wellbeing.

These can range from normal everyday stresses to major life events.

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Mission Statement

Supporting and promoting the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and community.

We work from a belief that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and impact their wellbeing.

Our Services

  • Counselling
  • Case management
  • Case coordination
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Medication
  • Legal
  • Centrelink
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Housing
  • Medical
  • Emergency relief
  • Community Support
  • Dental
  • Art therapy
  • Social Work
  • Drug and Alcohol
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Referrals

We accept referrals from individuals and services within the community. Individuals can contact us to discuss the support we can provide on 02 4624 9430. Services can fill out our referral form and email it to sewb@tacams.com.au

Please click on the referral processes below for more information

Referral In Form

Referral Process (External)

Referral Process (Internal)

 

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Bringing Them Home

Tharawal’s Bringing Them Home Program offers:

Personal case management service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and descendants who are survivors of the Stolen Generation.

The Stolen Generation is the name given to Aboriginal People:

Who were removed from their families as children or were decendants sent to institutions.
Some children were removed, sent to institutions, adopted or fostered by non Aboriginal families between 1910 to 1970.

Children’s experiences were varied depending on the situation to which they were in and the amount of attention they received;

Some children appeared to cope with trauma of losing their families but as adults have had to cope with the emptiness resulting from the silence about their birth families and the denial of their indigenous heritage. Many other children never overcame their traumatic loss and their lives become an anguished story or a social and emotional turmoil.
Children placed with unsatisfactory foster parents or an Institutions fared the worst.

PROGRAMS OBJECTIVE:

The BTH Program at Tharawal will provide a brokerage service for clients, ensuring they have access to appropriate professional assistance.

WHERE POSSIBLE, ASSISTING YOU TO:
  • Find out about your family
  • To come to terms with who you are
WORKING WITH ORGANISATIONS

Link-up (NSW) who may provide research, counselling, reunions (where possible), healing weekends. AIATSIS (Australia Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) who provide access to family tree research and Aboriginal studies.

BRINGING THEM HOME PROGRAM

We seek to redress some of the hurt and assist the healing process.
Funded by: Office Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)

For further information please complete a referal form or contact the Social & Emotional Wellbeing team on 02 4628 3847

Outreach Services at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation – Located in the SEWB Building

NSW Housing – Every Tuesday 10:00am–3:30pm

Centrelink – Wednesday Fortnightly 10:00am–12:00pm

SMART Recovery – Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm

NDIS – 1st Wednesday of each month 10:00am-12:00pm

Legal Advice – Every Thursday of each month – 10:00am-12:00pm

Murumittigar Community Finance – Every Friday 9.30am-3.00pm

SMART Recovery – Fridays 2:00pm-3:30pm

COLLABORATING ACROSS SERVICES:
A CASE STUDY OF THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION & SWSLHD

How Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and South Western Sydney Local Health District work together to achieve better outcomes for mental health clients.

HEALING THROUGH ART: A CASE STUDY OF THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

How art therapy helps Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation’s mental health clients to feel safe and access other supports, including clinical services.

CARING FOR THE WHOLE PERSON: A CASE STUDY OF THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

Why Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation takes a holistic approach to caring for its community members.

Contact Numbers

THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
FAX Number02 4627 8066
PO Box 290 Campbelltown, NSW 2560 

THARAWAL DENTAL CLINIC

Demountable 2 - 187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9400

THARAWAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9430

THARAWAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0400

OORUNGA WANDARRAH MACS CENTRE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0298

WARANWARIN THARAWAL CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE

105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 256602 9820 7447

WARANWARIN FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

105 Townson Avenue, Minto 256602 9820 7447
Hours of Operation

Tharawal AMS

Monday - Wednesday 8.30am-5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Community & Administration

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Oorunga Wandarrah MACS Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.00pm

Waranwarin Child & Early Learning Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm

Waranwarin Family Support Program

Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm