- Community and social outreach
Community and social outreach
Pomegranate Community Mental Health Service offers short-term, low cost psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and children from low income and disadvantaged households in the Grampians region.
Raphael Services provide specialist services to parents and families with young children who experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy and in the first few years following childbirth.
Our services can be accessed from the time of falling pregnant up until the child is four years of age.
Since November 2001 we have supported Uniting Care’s BreezeWay Meals Program for the homeless. The meals program provides substantial and nutritional meals every day of the year to around 60 - 70 homeless people and people without cooking facilities.
BreezeWay provides a place for people to meet, have a meal and a cup of coffee or tea with participants ranging in age from newborn to 75 years of age.
Since 1992, we have supported an exchange program for nurses from our St John of God Ballarat Hospital and the Kingdom of Tonga’s Vaiola Hospital. During these exchanges, our nurses provide Tongan nurses with role-modelling, mentoring and education.
We also provide practical support and equipment to the Vaiola Hospital.