Access programs is a social enterprise of Centacare and specialises in the provision of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and other workplace mental health services. Services are provided on a fee for service basis and include confidential counselling, critical incident debriefing, conflict resolution, training and management coaching.
Working alongside an existing worker, we can provide a specialist brief intervention provided to clients who have complex co-occurring mental health and Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) issues. Primary consultations can also include attendance at case conferences and appropriate referrals to relevant agencies.
Community Mental Health Drought Assistance
The Community Mental Health – Drought Assistance program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It is an early intervention, outreach program, which delivers community based mental health services to individuals and their families.
Counselling – Family Relationship Program
Evidence suggests that addressing a problem early gives couples and families a greater chance of incorporating strategies to help them manage differences and build strong, healthy relationships. Our counsellors are well trained to assist couples, individuals and families experiencing relationship difficulties in a range of ways.
Sometimes it just helps to have a friendly face to talk to. Counselling with Centacare is just that – our qualified counselling team is both professional and caring. They listen and advise.
Counselling for children who have been affected by sexual abuse is a critical stage in the child dealing with what has happened to them. The program offers counselling to children and their families and carers where children have been affected by sexual abuse.
The Dad’s Business delivers a range of fathering activities in the Playford area in a no-pressure environment. Young Dads come together to discuss their expectations, hopes, anxieties and build their knowledge around birth and the early years with a skilled male worker.
Drought Assistance Counselling
Centacare offers family relationship counselling to assist individuals, families and communities living in the drought affected local government areas of the Coorong, Alexandrina and Onkaparinga.
Drug & Alcohol Service
Drug and Alcohol Services assists families to deal with addiction in a loved one’s life. The program provides outreach services to individuals and family members where there is a young person who is a substance user.
Education and Training Services
As well as providing coalface and emergency support for people in need, we also have a reputation for delivering high-quality education to support those working in the field.
Family Connections Program
Working in collaboration with a range of local community support services and groups, the Family Connections Program is a mobile resource family support program working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families with children 0-12 years in Mount Gambier, Millicent, Penola and the Wattle Range Council area.
Family Dispute Resolution
Family Dispute Resolution provides mediation as an alternative way to resolving disputes and can avoid the financial and emotional costs of becoming involved in legal action. Our accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners guide the process of discussion and facilitates those in dispute to reach their own agreements.
Family Mental Health Support Services (SCY)
SCY works with children and young people who are showing early signs or are at risk of developing mental illness, to improve their wellbeing and enable them to better participate in their communities to reach their full potential. The SCY program works with children, young people and their families or carers to address risk factors and strengthen protective factors.
Family Preservation and Reunification Service
Our Reunification Service helps families strengthen their relationships and improve the well being of children, young people and parents and to assist families to adjust to the changes required for the return of the child to the home.
headspace Port Adelaide is a free service providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
Innovative Community Action Networks (ICAN) provides holistic case management, identifying young people’s barriers and strengths, advocacy and support in accessing services within Centacare and in the broader community, maintain young people in education and connection to school.
Kids in Focus
Kids in Focus works with families where there is substance misuse and, at the same time, enhancing the family’s parenting ability through intensive support and education.
Making Moments Program
The Making Moments Attachment Program is an early intervention home visiting service. Which works with women who have mental health challenges, including being at risk of postnatal depression from second semester of pregnancy until baby is 12 months. in the Playford region.
Intensive Tenancy Support Services (ITSS)
The ITSS is based in Whyalla and can assist with tenants who are under threat of being evicted from their rental property due to excessive rubbish build up inside or outside of their property, clutter which interferes with living spaces and is a potential fire hazard or non-payment of rent.
Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service
The Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDVS) provides a range of services to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, using a safety first approach. Services include assistance to keep women and children safe in their own homes, supported accommodation in a range of housing options, safety planning, referral, advocacy and individualised case management to support and enhance women’s choices.
Murray Mallee Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service
The Murray Mallee Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service provides support to women and children experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence to ensure their safety. Our services include crisis support, case management and co-ordination, risk and safety assessments, safety planning, advocacy, and counselling for people in the Murray Mallee, Adelaide Hills and Coorong areas.
The PACE team is made up of support workers and peer workers who know what they are talking about. Our support workers have qualifications and work experience in the area of mental health or community services while peer workers have made their own recovery journey, have qualifications and are now here to help others.
Po:rlar Ka:ngkun Tainkuwalun (PKT) – Journey to Learning
PKT is a family focused outreach service that provides opportunities in a non-threatening environment for Aboriginal families/caregivers to learn about children’s physical, intellectual and emotional development and the role it plays in school readiness.
Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI)
The Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI) diverts people detected by the police for simple possession drug offences to a health intervention instead of the justice system.
The Reconnect Mental Health Service is an outreach, early intervention service, supporting young people aged 12 to 18 years and their families, where there is a risk of homelessness and emerging mental health concerns for the young person.
Riverland Domestic Violence Service
The Riverland Domestic Violence Service (RDVS) supports women and children in the Riverland who are experiencing domestic violence. The Service provides short-term accommodation, confidential and professional counselling, information and referrals for options in housing, medical, legal, income and advocacy.
School Assertive Outreach
The Schools Assertive Outreach Service is a free intervention service that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to keep connected with education. This is crucial to minimising the impact of homelessness both in the short and long term.
School Counselling Program
Our Children’s Counsellors work in partnership with Catholic Primary Schools to offer support and information to help students’ well-being. Working respectfully and collaboratively with students, parents/caregivers and teachers, they can assist with issues such as anxiety and depression, social skills, grief and loss, family breakdown issues, relationships, violence or abuse.
Young Parent Learning Centas
Our Learning Centas provide young women with wellbeing support and learning opportunities, tailored to their needs and relevant to their important role as young parents.