The Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) engaged HMA to undertake a Developmental Review of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counselling Services. The key aims of the review were to:
The main project activities included: a scan of the relevant literature to identify good practice national consultations with key stakeholders, an online survey to gather the views of health services, and case studies at seven sites across Australia to develop a good understanding of the range of service delivery models operating. Focus groups with members of the Stolen Generations were also run through November and a workshop with key service and other peak body representatives occurred in June 2014.
The project developed a model of care and principles for delivery of SEWB services.
The project commenced in May 2012 and was completed in February 2013.