The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWS) provides non-judgemental and respectful alcohol and other drug treatment, alongside integrated primary health, mental health and Aboriginal health services.
SHaWS is based on a holistic, harm minimisation approach that recognises different stages of recovery, individuals’ needs and goals and the impact of substance use on friends and family.
SHaWS is an innovative program delivered by a consortium, led by Directions Health Services, in collaboration with consortium members: Grand Pacific Health and Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services; and partner GP practices: Bega Valley Medical Practice (Bega), Curalo Medical Clinic (Eden) and Lighthouse Surgery (Bermagui).
SHaWS offers a wide range of services tailored to individual needs and goals including:
• AOD screening and assessment.
• Brief interventions.
• Community-based, specialist AOD treatment ranging from early intervention to intensive support and intervention.
• Group programs.
• Primary health assessments and care.
• Secondary mental health assessments and treatment.
• Withdrawal support (community-based in partnership with GPs).
• Residential rehabilitation services (Arcadia House or external referral).
• Referral and in-reach support to hospital-based withdrawal services.
• Support to family members impacted by someone else’s substance use.
SHaWS delivers services from a range of sites across the Bega, Eden Bermagui and Wallaga Lake areas. The main SHaWS office is co-located with Grand Pacific Health in Bega, with services also offered at Katungul.
Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWS)
Unit 1, 83 Upper Street, Bega NSW 2550
PO Box 16, Bega NSW 2550
(02) 6494 8870