Samaritans Care Navigation

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Samaritans provides health and wellbeing support for people in Cessnock and Taree.

Samaritans Care Navigation Service is a pilot program to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals through one-on-one support.

Care Navigators work with local GP’s to support people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing by;

  • breaking down barriers to access care
  • helping people develop self-confidence
  • linking people with local services
  • helping people understand the importance of looking after their own health and wellbeing

 How it Works

  • GP’s nominate specific health goals for their patients who would benefit from the Care Navigation Service using the Goal Card (see below)
  • Care Navigators receive the GP referrals and then contact the individuals to develop a plan for achieving the goal
  • Care Navigators work with each person for around 12 weeks to support them to achieve their health goals and then provide a report back to the GP
  • There is also an option for people to self-refer to the Care Navigation service

Please note this service is not appropriate for someone experiencing a physical or mental health crisis.

For More Information

Care Navigators: Jennifer Owen & Simone Dora
02 4960 7255

Care Navigators: Vanessa Jones & Louise Cooper
02 4960 7256


Contact Details

Phone Number
Taree 02 4960 7255 or Cessnock 02 4960 7256
Contact Email
carenavigatortaree@samaritans.org.au or carenavigatorcessnock@samaritans.org.au