Social work for chronic disease

Our social work services include counselling, support, health coaching and advocacy for individuals and families living with a chronic health condition (diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc.).

The service can include assistance with:

  • behaviour change and goal setting
  • stress management and enhancing wellbeing
  • family and relationships issues
  • grief and loss issues
  • pain management
  • learning about self-management principles
  • psychosocial assessment
  • illness and role adjustment
  • secondary symptoms of chronic illness (e.g. low mood, worry, anger or sleep disturbance)
  • socio-legal concerns and medical decision making.

Our social work services are offered at the Lucas site and can be accessed by phoning us on (03) 5338 4500.

A referral is not required to access this service. There is currently no charge for this service. Carers are also welcome.

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Call our Lucas, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Smythesdale and Victoria Street sites on (03) 5338 4500
and headspace on (03) 5304 4777.

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