Skip to content
The Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) program was established in 2011 for the purpose of consolidating the Link up and Bringing them home (BTH) programs, as well as the Social and emotional wellbeing regional centres (SEWB RCs). The main objective of the program is to enhance existing service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, prioritising members of the Stolen generations, through more flexible models of service delivery and increased capacity to meet demand for services.
The program delivers:
The SEWB program structure has not changed the way that services are being delivered nor the primary roles of counsellors and caseworkers who will still provide services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families as a result of past governments' removal policies.
Abstract adapted from the Department of Health and Ageing
Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 260
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
This handbook provides the Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) counselling workforce with information on the requirements of providing SEWB counselling services to members of the Stolen generations and their families. The handbook is designed to ensure that all SEWB counselling services meet a consistent and professional standard in service delivery.
The handbook includes information on the following topics:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract