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Hillside Family Practice

Hillside Family Practice are a private practice committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention with evidence based medicine, delivered to all patients with dignity and respect.

Services include:

  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Immunisations
  • Chronic disease and GP Managed Care Planning
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Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Palmerston Albany

Palmerston’s services are free and confidential.

What does Palmerston offer:

  • Information
  • One-to-one counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Residential rehabilitation
  • Preparation for our residential rehabilitation program
  • Group support
  • Support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Counselling and support for clients involved with the law including court diversion programs and completing community based
  • Orders and complying with parole conditions
  • Continuing care for people who have completed a program and wish to stay connected with support for longer
  • Self-management and recovery (SMART) groups.
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Great Southern DFES Office – Albany

DFES works in collaboration with Western Australian communities and other government agencies to help prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from diverse hazards including fires, cyclones and floods, to name a few.

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headspace Albany

headspace Albany supports young people 12 – 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.
headspace Albany is easy to access for young people and their families, with no referral required to use the services.

PLEASE NOTE: headspace Albany is moving some services to screen to screen and phone-based delivery, in line with the recommendations around keeping safe physical distance. Some counsellors will be starting work from home next week, and where possible they ask that everyone accessing support think about getting in touch via phone or video conferencing.

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Goodstart Albany – Childcare Centre

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Albany is conveniently located near the heart of the Albany CBD. They are a purpose built service, with five large rooms, a kitchen and cook, and enough play space outdoors for children to discover and explore at their will. They have two Nursery Rooms where they tailor learning programs to suit the age groups of  foundation years.

  • Nursery 1 (6 weeks – 15 months)
  • Nursery 2 (15 – 24 months)
  • Toddlers room (2 – 3 years)
  • Preschool 2 2 (4 – 5 years).
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Forrest Personnel – Albany

Forrest Personnel specialises in helping people who are at least 14 but have not yet attained the Age Pension qualifying age. There is no charge for the service they provide to job seekers as funding is provided by the Department of Social Services (DSS) via a performance based funding model.

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Find Alternative Accommodation in Albany

To find alternative accommodation in Albany please visit the Amazing South Coast website.

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Department of Justice

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register
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Byrnes Family Law

Byrnes Family Law is a legal firm specialising in the practise of family law, relationship law and divorce law. They provide services in:

  • Family Law
  • Separation
  • Divorce (divorce process & divorce application)
  • De-facto Disputes
  • Children’s Arrangements / Parenting Orders
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Property Settlements
  • Consent Orders
  • Superannuation
  • Wills & Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Mediation Services
  • Restraining Orders
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APM Albany

APM offers employment and disability job services to job seekers and employers throughout Albany.

APM Employment Services help people in Albany to find and keep a job through the Australian Government’s jobactive program.

APM’s Disability Employment Service helps people with an injury, illness or disability find a job with a local Albany employer. They also provide workplace modification, assessment, school leaver, and ongoing support services.

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Anglicare WA Albany – Counselling

Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. They also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.

Some of the issues our counsellors can assist with include:

  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Managing anger
  • Depression and feeling depressed
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Bereavement outreach
  • Children & young people suicide support
  • Family dynamics and conflict
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Being a new parent
  • parenting children
  • parenting adolescents
  • Workplace issues
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • LGBQTI individual and family support
  • Transitions (life, work, relationships)
  • Caring for a loved one with a disability
  • Caring for a loved one with a mental health issue
  • Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness
  • Impacts of Forced Adoption
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Anglicare WA Albany – Mums and Dads Forever

Mums and Dads Forever focusses on assisting families to reduce conflict and develop more positive ways to communicate so that children are not “caught in the middle”. The program helps parents understand how conflict impacts children and young people so that parents can support their children through the separation process.

Run over eight two-hour group sessions, the program covers:

  • The separation process
  • Managing emotions
  • Conflict management and effective communication
  • Impact of separation and conflict on children
  • Setting boundaries
  • Understanding oneself and own and children’s needs
  • Parents do not attend the group with their former partners.
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Anglicare WA Albany – Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service

The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the harmful effects of sexual abuse on children and their future. The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships.

Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:

  • Children up to the age of 18 who have suffered sexual abuse
  • Children up to the age of 18 who are exhibiting sexualised behaviours
  • Children up to the age of 18 who have committed sexual abuse against others
  • Non-offending siblings and carers who have been affected by the sexual abuse or behaviour of a child who has been referred to the service
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Anglicare WA – Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling is for anyone seeking financial information. It is an inclusive service that is appropriate for people in a broad range of circumstances no matter where you live or how much you may earn. Financial Counselling is free and confidential.

Anglicare WA’s Financial Counsellors are qualified to:

  • Make assessments of financial situations
  • Provide information and options to address financial problems
  • Assist with resolutions if necessary
  • Advocate and negotiate with creditors
  • Make referrals to other useful services in the community
  • Provide information about government assistance that may be available
  • Support clients in developing their own budget
  • Relay relevant information about consumer credit and bankruptcy
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Amity Health

Amity Health is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of allied health and community services for children and adults. Services offered include:

  • Aboriginal Health program
  • ATSI Wellbeing & Resiliency program
  • Integrated Team Care (ITC)
  • Allied Health Services – fee for service
  • Chronic Disease – Integrated Chronic Disease Care program
  • Communities for Children program
  • Mental Health – Integrated Primary Mental Health Care program
  • Visiting Medical Specialists
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Amity Health – Mental Health Counselling

Amity Health offers mental health care services to young adults, adults throughout the Great Southern region.  They can provide counselling to address emotional or behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, stressful life events and any situation that may impact your mental well-being.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Albany

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.

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Albany Women’s Centre – Anglicare WA

Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. There is a mobile Outreach Initiative which services Miang Land including Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker, Cranbrooke and Jerramungup.
 
Services include:
  • Crisis accommodation
  • 24 hour on call service
  • Development of safety plans
  • Assistance and support
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services
  • Mobile Outreach support services
  • Coordinated crisis response
  • Client focused emotional and practical support
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Albany Youth Support Association – Albany Youth Outreach

Albany Youth Outreach provides early intervention and support to at-risk young people commencing secondary education, up to 18 years of age. With referrals accepted from partner agencies and individuals, the program provides:

  • Mentoring to enhance relationships with families and others
  • Referrals and support to access appropriate services
  • Support to establish connections to activities and the community
  • Advocacy and information
  • Support to actively and positively participate in Open Access arts activities

Priority is given to those with high support needs who are likely to have experienced multiple risks. The free and strictly confidential program is designed to prevent crises occurring in these young people’s lives.

Eligibility:

  • Young people aged between 12 and 18
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Albany Youth Support Association – Reconnect

This free early intervention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years helps to build bridges and foster new ties between young people and their families. It also strengthens their connections with the community, and improves their engagement with work, education and training. Through Reconnect, outreach youth workers provide mentoring, advocacy, case management, family mediation, leadership and confidence activities, camps, and referrals to specialist services such as family counselling. Young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families.

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