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Social Outreach and Advocacy

Social Outreach and Advocacy Services reach out to people experiencing disadvantage to improve health and wellbeing. Our broad range of community-based services are located across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Accessible free of charge or at minimal cost, Social Outreach and Advocacy Services aim to provide essential services to communities that would not exist without St John of God Health Care's intervention.

Latest News

  • Pinelodge partnership wins award

    St John of God Pinelodge Clinic in partnership with Ermha as been has been recognised at the Catholic Health Australia awards dinner, winning the Outreach Healthcare Award.

    Date: 27.08.14
  • Ballarat hospitals join forces for the Tonga Twinning Program

    St John of God Ballarat Hospital and Ballarat Health Services to collaborate in donations of equipment to Vaiola Hospital, Tonga.

    Date: 12.08.14
  • Celebrating ten years in Timor-Leste

    St John of God Health Care and the Ministry of Health in Timor-Leste today celebrated 10 years of working together to improve health outcomes across the country.

    Date: 04.08.14
  • World first mental health initiative

    In a world first, a combination of gaming technology and therapy strategies is helping young people to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.

    Date: 29.07.14
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Links to our services

Find out more about our services from the links below:

Early Years Services
Support for pregnant women and parents with children up to the age of four.
Raphael Centres provide perinatal and infant mental health services in locations across Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.
Aboriginal perinatal and infant mental health training for health professionals.

Youth Services
Focusing on support for young people aged 12 to 25.
Horizon House provides long term accommodation, care and intensive support for young people aged 16 to 22 in nine locations across WA and Victoria.
Youth mental health services including support for drug and alcohol use.
St John of God Waipuna provides a range of services for young people and their families in Christchurch, New Zealand.

International Health - health development programs in East Timor, Tonga and PNG.

Counselling and Support
Mental health, drug and alcohol, and disability support services.
Accord - community-based service for people with intellectual disabilities in Melbourne.
Casa Venegas -  supported accommodation for people with mental illness in Sydney.
DAWN - Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network, Perth.
Murdoch Community Mental Health - counselling, social and emotional wellbeing services, and health promotion in Fremantle.
Pomegranate House - community psychology service in Ballarat, Victoria.
South West Community Drug Service Team - drug and alcohol support, Bunbury.
Warrnambool Mental Health Services - community mental health outreach.

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