Central Coast Trauma Centre

Carers Gateway referrals

Your compass to Support, Resources, and Community in
your journey of care.

Carers Gateway Referrals

Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it also comes with its challenges. Whether you're new to caring or have been a carer for some time, our Carers Gateway counselling service is here to support you.

The Carers Gateway service connects carers with the resources, support, and services you need to help you in your caring role.

Healing is a journey and every step forward counts – let us walk with you.

How It Works

The Carers Gateway Referral Service is designed to make your life easier by providing a single point of access to a wide range of services. Here’s how you can access the support you need:

Contact Them Start by getting in touch with the Carers Gateway on 1800 422 737 to chat to a service provider or visit carergateway.gov.au. Their friendly team is here to listen and understand your needs.

Assessment They will conduct a brief assessment to identify the types of support that could benefit you and the person you care for. This might include respite care, counselling, peer support, financial assistance, or information and advice. Central Coast Trauma Centre provides the counselling to support you on your caring journey.

Referral Based on your needs, they will connect you with appropriate services and organisations. They can make referrals for both immediate support and long-term assistance.

Follow-Up The team will follow up with you to ensure the services have met your needs and to offer further assistance if required.

Services Available Through Referral

Counseling and Emotional Support: Access to professional counseling services to help you manage stress, anxiety, and the emotional demands of caring.

Respite Care: Opportunities for temporary relief from your caregiving responsibilities, allowing you to rest and recharge.

Financial Support: Information on financial assistance programs to help ease the financial burden of caring.

Skills and Training: Workshops and resources to equip you with the skills needed for caregiving and to improve your confidence in your role.

Peer Support: Connection with other carers through support groups and forums, providing a space to share experiences and advice.

Get in Touch

If you're a carer in need of support, don't hesitate to reach out for help and support. Contact the Carers Gateway Referral Service today!

We're here to help you navigate the challenges of caregiving with the support and resources you deserve.

What our customers have to say

John Ephraim
John Ephraim
2024-05-02
Thank you to BJ @ coast Trauma, you amazing work and dedication to helping ppl has helped my son to recover and return to his life after a traumatic experience. I really can’t thank you enough.
Marlih Jung
Marlih Jung
2023-09-20
Comments Marlih Jung BJ is a highly skilled trauma councillor, What you need to know about trauma. To release trauma, one must acknowledge it first. Seek professional help if needed. Express emotions through therapy. Time and patience are essential for healing and recovery. Trauma therapy is a specialized approach to help individuals heal from emotional wounds. It employs evidence-based techniques to address trauma's impact. Skilled therapists provide a safe space for processing emotions and building resilience, promoting recovery and improved mental health. Wishing BJ much success in her new Centre.
Ali C
Ali C
2023-08-28
BJ has an extensive knowledge of trauma and it's impacts on the brain and the body. I had not heard of brainspotting prior to making my first appointment, and honestly I was sceptical of it, but needed help with trauma.  BJ created a safe and supportive environment that allowed me to explore my thoughts and feelings without judgment, or trying to intellectualise them. What impressed me the most was the tangible impact of brainspotting. It is so different to other kinds of therapy, you don't sit and talk about traumatic events, it lets your brain process it. After a few sessions things got a bit better. Now 6 months in and my ability to deal with triggers and to emotionally regulate has improved beyond measure, am very grateful.
Lauren Mann
Lauren Mann
2023-08-03
Choosing BJ as the therapist to help me work through my anxiety and childhood trauma has been the best decision I've made all year. She's caring, has always validated my emotions and helps me work through them with the use of brain spotting. I really can't thank BJ enough. I feel like a different person, all for the better! If you're wanting to start that scary journey of healing trauma, I would highly recommend choosing BJ ❤️
Ros Oakey
Ros Oakey
2023-08-02
BJ is very skilled in her approach. I appreciated being affirmed, having emotions validated and the explanation of how those emotions can manifest in a physical expression.
Vivian Laporta
Vivian Laporta
2023-06-08
BJ is a beautiful human and highly qualified. She helps me to transmute my traumas into flowers of wisdom, courage, acceptance, love and balanced emotions. Highly recommend BJ if you are ready to take your life to a next step of healing and growth. Have no words to thank her of our work together ❤️

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