Social Outreach and Advocacy Services
St John of God Health Care is committed to expanding its
community-based Social Outreach services to address some of the
underlying causes of poor health and well being. Our strategy concentrates on two key themes –
capacity building and early intervention particularly in the early
years of a person’s life and young people.
Drug Alcohol and Withdrawal Network (DAWN)
DAWN is a
free and confidential service for people who want to reduce or
cease substance use in their home environment.
The DAWN team is made up of nine Clinical Nurse Specialists who
provide a home based treatment program for drug and alcohol
withdrawal. Referrals to the service can be from self, other
counselling services, mental health services or from
Each client is individually assessed and the DAWN staff work
closely together with and alongside GP’s, counsellors, allied and
mental health personnel to ensure the correct treatment pathway is
followed and achieved.
DAWN is located on Level 1 of St John
of God House and can be contacted on 9382 6049 or
As a specialised perinatal and infant mental
health service, we offer information support and therapeutic
services for women and families antenatally and postnatally
Antenatal services are available to women and
their partners with anxiety, depression, or grief and loss as well
as concerns arising from any prenatal screening or diagnostic
Postnatal services are available to families
in the first four years following the birth of their baby. We offer
treatment for anxiety and depression for difficulties associated
with their transition to parenting or concerns regarding the
bonding process with the baby. Many women can feel reluctant to
disclose these symptoms the Raphael Centre provides a
community-based service where parents can find the understanding
they need in this difficult period.
Our highly experienced and specialised team
provides a family-centred service that aims to:
• Support parents in their relationship with
each other and their baby.
• Increase parenting satisfaction and coping
• Support families with any emotional
difficulties that may arise from prenatal screening or diagnostic
• Support families with the distress
associated with pregnancy related grief and loss.
• Support families with emotional difficulties
that may arise in the early years of parenting.
The Raphael Centre
is located on Level 1 of St John of God House and can be contacted
on 1300 306 828 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horizon House Dianella
Horizon House Dianella was opened in May
2012 and provides Australia’s first ever accommodation service
solely focused on supporting homeless young women prepare for the
birth of their baby and assisting them to find a secure home.
The premises will provide a safe and caring
home for up to ten young women aged 16 to 22 and will support
them throughout their antenatal period with a full-time social
worker, live-in carers and the opportunity to take part in
programs, such as parent education.
This service will be managed as part of the
Hospital’s commitment to Social Outreach and Advocacy Services, in
partnership with Pregnancy Assistance, Hills Community Support
Group and the Department of Child Protection. The service has also
been supported by a significant financial contribution from the
Bendat Family and additional funding from Lotterywest. Click
here to read a brochure about
Horizon House Dianella.
For further information about Horizon House
please contact 9382 6192 or email: email@example.com