Social Health Services aims to reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and overall improve community safety and the social emotional wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by providing culturally sensitive programs and services. We provide a holistic approach to addressing emotional, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs of Aboriginal people through counselling, case management and therapeutic group healing programs.
Referral can be made either by phone, email or in person at the Jane Ardler Centre, 51 – 53 Berry Street, Nowra. If you wish to make a referral please contact Social Health Intake Worker on 02 4448 0200 or email enquiries or referrals directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Safety and Wellbeing Programs
Social Emotional Wellbeing – Bringing Them Home
The Social Emotional Wellbeing program, formerly known as the Bringing Them Home program, supports Aboriginal people experiencing grief, loss, trauma including trans-generational trauma as a result of the Stolen Generations. The program aims to support and improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal people and families affected by the Stolen Generation.
Service provided can include:
• Counselling for grief, loss and trauma
• Access to services to assist with family tracing
• Community events such as National Sorry Day and Apology Anniversary community events
Substance use support
Tackling Indigenous Smoking
Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.
iCanQuit has been developed by the Cancer Institute NSW in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and users.
It offers a helpful online resource for smokers who are about to quit smoking, are attempting to quit smoking or need some extra motivation to stay quit for good.
No Smokes is about changing that. No Smokes is an innovative anti-smoking initiative that uses videos, animations, music, games and other fun stuff to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders quit smoking. Youth friendly anti-smoking tools feature Aboriginal faces and speak to young Aboriginal audiences.
My QuitBuddy is an app personalised to help you quit smoking, on your terms. My QuitBuddy is available free for download.