A community-based organisation delivering school refusal services for young people in the Illawarra area.
Who we are
Grand Pacific Health delivers health services and support that assist people in the management of their physical and mental health. Our services are delivered from two large primary care clinics, four Headspace centres and ten service hubs through South East NSW. We have 250 employees including 60 registered mental health clinicians.
Where we operate
Illawarra, Dapto, Port Kembla, Kiama, Shellharbour, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven.
Who we can help
Secondary students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, refugee students, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students.
What we do
Grand Pacific Health provides mental health, Aboriginal health and chronic disease management programs and is a lead agency for four Headspace centres. We have delivered mental health services and programs for more than 20 years.
School refusal services
Grand Pacific Health / Headspace provides specialist psychological treatment by qualified mental health clinicians for young people and carers. We can also provide wrap-around services to the school including assistance with behaviour management and back-to-school plans. The focus of our refusal program is to provide evidence-based, psychological intervention for young people experiencing mental health barriers to engagement in secondary education. This includes those at risk of, or experiencing disengagement from education. The aim is to support the young person to re-engage with education and thrive in that environment. Our schools refusal program works in a systemic model of care. We tailor the level and intensity of support to the individual person, family and school.
Costs: $105 per hour with a mental health clinician and centre-based supports. Travel time additional for services delivered off site such as school visits.