02 April 2024

Your patients who have experienced family, domestic or sexual violence can now seek help from a new SWSPHN-funded program which aims to provide victim-survivors with access to services to support their long-term recovery.

Anglicare Sydney and CatholicCare Sydney are delivering the Supporting Recovery from Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Program in South Western Sydney.

The program aims to fill a gap in access to longer term mental health recovery services for victim survivors of family, domestic and sexual violence, and to work alongside existing services already in place providing short-term and crisis support.

Services are initially being delivered from hubs based in the Campbelltown, Liverpool and Fairfield communities due to higher rates of family, domestic and sexual violence in those local government areas (LGAs).

However, services may be expanded across Bankstown, Camden, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly LGAs based on need and demand. 

The Supporting Recovery program includes access to:

  • a Local Care Team to help clients coordinate and manage their recovery journey, including connecting clients with a range of other services such as legal, financial and housing supports
  • trained psychologists, social workers and counsellors who specialise in providing trauma-informed and client-centred mental healthcare
  • holistic, culturally appropriate mental health services which are available at no cost for a period up to two years

Patients do not need a GP referral. They can access the service by calling 1300 316 554 or completing a self-referral online.

More information about the service can be found by: