The Social Work Department offers a generic Social Work Service including:
-- Counselling: individual, couple, family in relation to relationship issues, grief and loss, stress management, depression, anxiety, family issues etc..
-- Advocacy: assistance with negotiating with other services, representation on client's behalf and support.Consultation in relation to: housing, employment, legal services, support groups, community resources, and other specialist counselling and welfare services.
-- Financial Services: Commonwealth Emergency Relief, basic financial counselling and referral to financial counsellors and advisors.
-- Centrelink Agency: assisting with claims for Health Care Cards, Commonwealth Seniors Cards, Age Pensions, Disability Pensions, Carer Allowance/Payment, Family Tax Benefit etc…
-- Health Promotion: presentations to the community regarding areas to assist in maintaining positive mental and emotional health.
The service is also available at other West Wimmera Health Service campuses, at Jeparit, Goroke, Rainbow, Kaniva & Natimuk, by appointment.
Cost free service
West Wimmera Health Service area encompassing Nhill, Jeparit, Rainbow, Kaniva, Goroke and Natimuk
Social Work Hours: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Mon - Thurs, & 8.30 am - 3.00 pm, Fri.
Centrelink Hours: Mon - Thurs 9.00 am - 5.00 pm by appointment