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Allied Health and Disability Services in Bathurst
Living regionally in areas like Bathurst and surrounds certainly has its benefits but it also has its challenges, particularly if you are in need of allied health and disability services. Statistically, we know that people in regional centres who are experiencing physical disability and mental health issues can face difficulty finding a professional support service. Sometimes, they don’t know where to look for the support; far too often, there are simply no services available in their area.
Direct Focus Solutions (DFS) is committed to improving access to mental and physical healthcare services across central west New South Wales in order to cater for the growing number of regional residents who require support.
How we support regional NSW
Supporting rural and remote clients is an important part of our team’s work here at DFS. We strive to make sure every client has access to the care they need regardless of where they live. We provide expert assessment, intervention and ongoing support through a combination of telehealth (phone) sessions and in-person sessions. Our team of clinicians, therapy assistants, and disability and community support workers work together to provide holistic care tailored to meet your needs, enabling you to live life to the fullest.
Mental health concerns are on the rise in Australia and they can affect people of all ages. Mental health concerns may be distressing or disruptive to those who experience them and/or their loved ones. You may keep these feelings to yourself – maybe because you do not want to face them or because you are worried how others will perceive them (and you). However, they can become overwhelming all too quickly if you feel you are on your own and do not have the support you need.
This is when assistance from a range of professionals who understand the issues you are going through can help you to rediscover your best self. By giving you the tools that will help you overcome your difficulties, DFS can give you the confidence to get your life moving in a more positive direction.
Our DFS Bathurst Clinicians
Our existing team of clinicians includes psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapist, social workers, and behaviour support specialists. With the help of our therapy assistants and support workers, we make frequent in-person visits to the Central West. We cover the areas of Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow, Cowra and the Blue Mountains.
Our clinicians and support workers have partnered with local organisations and providers in the region to better support clients and the local community. With in-person and telehealth training, we have a focus on collaboration when providing support to our clients as well as the providers we are partnered with.
Opportunities for Professionals
Are you a support worker living in regional NSW or looking to relocate to a regional locale? Are you an undergraduate or post-graduate Allied Health student (psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers) looking for practical opportunities? DFS is committed to both upskilling existing support workers in regional NSW and growing the next generation of clinicians by providing professional development and professional placement opportunities in our regional NSW clinics. If this sounds like you, contact our team for more information.