Sapphire Health & Wellbeing Service

Sapphire Health & Wellbeing Service

The Sapphire Health & Wellbeing Service (SHaWS) is based in Bega, NSW and provides non-judgemental and respectful alcohol and other drug treatment, alongside integrated primary health, mental health and Aboriginal health services.

SHaWS is based on a holistic, harm minimisation approach that recognises different stages of recovery, individual needs and goals, and the impact of substance use on friends and family.

SHaWS is an innovative program delivered by a consortium, led by Directions Health Services, in collaboration with consortium members: Grand Pacific Health; Katungul and partner GP practices: Bega Valley Medical Practice, Curalo Medical Clinic (Eden) and Bermagui Medical Centre.

SHaWS offers a wide range of services tailored to individual needs and goals, including:

  • AOD screening and assessment

  • Brief interventions

  • Community-based, specialist AOD treatment including counselling, case management & support

  • Group programs

  • Primary health assessments and care

  • Mental health assessments and treatment

  • Withdrawal support (community-based in partnership with GPs)

  • Referral and in-reach support to hospital based withdrawal services

  • Residential rehabilitation services (Arcadia House in the ACT or external referral to other services)

  • Support to family members impacted by someone else’s substance use

People can enter the SHaWS program in several ways. They can talk to us directly, talk to us with or on behalf of a family member or friend, be referred by another service or be referred through the legal system. We’ll undertake a comprehensive assessment and work with you to identify your goals and develop and individual treatment and support plan.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, with some after hours appointment times offered. Services are provided from established sites and by outreach to community settings in Bega, Eden, Bermagui, Wallaga Lake and nearby communities.

Sapphire Health & Wellbeing Service

Unit 3, 83 Upper Street Bega NSW 2550

[email protected]

02 6492 8800