What is Social Work?

Social Workers are allied health professionals who support people with challenges that they may be experiencing in their lives, such as social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, confidence, and much more.

Examples of what our Social Worker can help with are:

  • Development of independent living skills

  • Community engagement

  • Self-esteem

  • Social wellbeing

  • School support

  • Techniques to manage anxiety and depression

  • Social skills

  • Emotional regulation

  • Coping skills and resilience building

  • Counselling

  • Routines and organisation

  • Advocacy and support connection

  • Support with NDIS process


Social Work in the Community

As Social Workers help with every day life challenges, they are often required to venture out in to the young persons every day environments! This might look like sessions at school, home or in the community.


For example, at home a Social Worker might assist with routines, daily living skills or budgeting, at school they might assist with techniques for social and emotional regulation in the classroom, advocating for the child and communicating with teachers, while in the community they might support a young person to learn how to catch public transport, or help them connect with other services.

The role of a Social Worker is very broad and they do whatever they can to support a young person to develop their capacity to live a full and a happy life.


Sharda Nettle
Sharda Nettle

Social Worker

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Esra Turhan Herdem
Esra Turhan Herdem

Social Worker and Counsellor

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Our policy for managing NDIS accounts, is for the account to be paid in full on the day, and then the receipt issued can then be uploaded to the NDIS portal if you are self-funded, or can be sent to your fund manager for your reimbursement. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that a minimum of 24hrs is required to cancel an appointment.  As we have extensive waiting lists, this enables us to offer a much needed appointment to another family.  If notice is not received, a cancellation fee will be charged. Out full cancellation policy can be found here.

Please note that only the child listed under a mental health care plan (MHCP), can use that plan for billing under Medicare.  For parents wishing to have parent only appointments, without the child present, a MHCP will need to be provided in the parent’s name.  This is a Medicare requirement.

Appointments that are not confirmed 24 hours prior to commencement, will be cancelled. Due to our extensive wait lists, our clinic needs to offer these appointments to other families in urgent need. Thank you for your understanding.