Social Work

Support when times are tough.

About Social Work

Social Workers assist people in managing their daily lives, coping with social/emotional issues and strengthening personal and family relationships.

The primary focus of a Community Health Social Worker is to enhance a person’s social and emotional wellbeing through targeted interventions and support, counselling, advocacy and appropriate service referral.

Social workers assist people across the lifespan with support for individuals, family members and caregivers to better manage issues and concerns.

Social work services are available to all community members and can be accessed through self-referral, GP referral and external service referral.  There may be a small fee charged, however payment will not be a barrier to accessing services.

Social work services can be offered in the following areas:

  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Family relationships
  • Parenting issues and behaviour support
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss of independence
  • Self-care and support systems
  • Social isolation
  • Stress management
  • Carer support
  • Financial and/or Housing issues
  • Disability related issues

Social workers are able to link and connect you to relevant community resources and are able to advocate on your behalf with these services and agencies in order to improve your situation.


Our Social Work services operate at Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital.

Make an appointment

Phone (03) 5237 8500.

Learn more about this service

Contact Us

For further information about this service please contact us during Reception Hours by phone: (03) 5237 8500 or email:


Urgent Care is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with a team of medical and nursing professionals able to provide first line treatment and care.
In the event of an emergency, always call 000.


General Enquiries
Phone: (03) 5237 8500
PO Box 84, 75 McLachlan Street,
Apollo Bay Victoria 3233, Australia


Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed

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