After hours support line
Strong Yawa is Waminda’s after-hours support service for vulnerable clients requiring Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) support, counselling, or just a yarn. The service is delivered seven days a week across the Shoalhaven and Illawarra region, as both a check in service for Waminda clients who may need after hours support and a 1800 line for clients to call if they are having worrying thoughts or suicide ideation.
Strong Yawa offers continuity of care for Waminda clients who are referred to the service by staff members who feel they may need extra support outside of Waminda’s operating hours. Using social and emotional wellbeing plans, Strong Yawa ensures that clients are given tools they can use to draw upon their own strengths and encourages clients to focus on their strong story.
Strong Yawa has been expanded to include quarterly after-hours yarning circles for clients who are feeling isolated, or who have been identified to need further face-to-face support.
PREVENT THE SPREAD
Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
Please Call 1800 953 736
If you or a loved one need to yarn
Available after 5pm – 9am on Weekdays &
4pm – 7am on Weekends
All Calls Are Confidential And Will be Treated With Respect As Per Waminda Policies
Strong Yawa FAQ’s
Who Is Strong Yawa For?
Strong Yawa is for Aboriginal people in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Eurobadalla regions who are experiencing worrying thoughts, social isolation, or issues affecting their social and emotional wellbeing.
How Does Strong Yawa Work?
The service is delivered after 7 days a week, via a telephone service. Vulnerable clients are referred for check-in calls, or they can call the free call 1800 number. It provides:
- Telephone-based mental health support after-hours
- Ongoing connection to other supports and services for vulnerable Aboriginal people
- Follow-up to calls during regular hours of operations to link and engage with programs and services
What Does Follow-Up Look Like?
Follow-up depends on the needs of the individual but it usually around engaging them back into a service that can assist and support them.
Strong Yawa Resources
Prevent The Spread
Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.