Social Work Services

Tasmanian Health Service - North West Region

Social Workers work with individuals, families and community groups who:

  • Want to talk through their situations in confidence so they can work out what to do;
  • Want information about/or referral to community services;
  • Need several different kinds of services working together for them; and
  • Want a service not presently offered in their community.

Social Workers are also available to other people working in Community Agencies for information, referral, consultation and research.

At times people have problems with their health:
  • Income support issues;
  • Relationship problems;
  • Discrimination;
  • Loss;
  • Grief;
  • Abuse;
  • Physical disability;
  • Adjustment to health related issues; or
  • The burden of caring for family members.
Stress and anxiety can also come from Lifestyle changes due to:
  • Growing up;
  • Growing older;
  • Separating and surviving relationships;
  • Getting on at work;
  • Getting sick;
  • Having children; or
  • Retiring.

These issues can deeply affect people's well-being and may cause stress, worry, anxiety and feelings of powerlessness.

When people choose to go to a Social Worker, they can expect:
  • Respect for themselves in their unique situations;
  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Full accurate information; and
  • Respect for their right to decide for themselves.
Qualified Social Workers have prepared themselves for working with people by doing a four year University degree which includes:
  • Case work and Counseling;
  • Group work and leadership;
  • Community work and development;
  • Legal issues and administration;
  • Sociology and Psychology;
  • Organisational studies; and
  • Research.

For more information please contact us on:

Phone: (03) 6493 6278