Counselling, Family and Clinical Services Expands

Over the past 12 months, CatholicCare’s Counselling, Family & Clinical Services team has continued to provide support to many people across the Hunter, Lake Macquarie and Manning regions.

As a result of the good work we do, more clients are attending our service through word of mouth and this growth continues to inspire us to look for ways to reach more people who need support. We are helping more and more children and families through our close relationship with the region’s schools (public, Catholic and private).

We also pride ourselves in providing specialist clinical and therapeutic support to children in foster care, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. We have just commenced counselling services in our Cardiff office, following from these services being offered for the first time in Gloucester.

We have commenced Autism and other assessment services, helping to alleviate growing wait times and assist children, young people and adults who weren't easily able to access these assessment services elsewhere. We continue to connect with other service providers to find ways to work together and complement how we support each community according to its needs.

The coming year is an exciting time of new partnerships and growth for the Counselling, Family & Clinical Services Team.

Article originally published in the the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Year in Review 2015

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Joanne Isaac

Joanne is a Communications Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and a regular columnist for Aurora Magazine.