New Sonder centre opens in Marion
Individuals living in the Southern metropolitan region of Adelaide now have easier access to health and wellbeing services with the opening of a new Sonder centre at 233 Sturt Road, Marion.
The new centre offers a range of services for individuals including alcohol and/or other drug use support, psychosocial recovery coaching, homelessness services, employment support for migrants and refugees, nutrition and exercise services and chronic disease management for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Sonder Marion is also conveniently co-located with headspace Marion, a youth centre which is operated by Sonder and provides services for young people who need support with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs or work and study.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Sonder centre in Marion, providing a central hub for people in Adelaide’s south to access a range of important health and wellbeing services,” said Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder.
All services delivered at the centre are free, confidential, and focused on supporting individuals to improve their wellbeing and pursue a life with meaning, hope and purpose.
Included in the list of services available at the new centre is Partners Toward Wellbeing, a program delivered in partnership with Mission Australia, designed to support people living with both mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use concerns.
This unique program provides peer support, alcohol and other drugs counselling and psychological support, as well as care coordination to ensure the individual’s needs are fully addressed. To learn more about this program and find details on how to refer, visit sonder.net.au/partners-toward-wellbeing
Migrants and refugees living in the Marion area can now access tailored support to find employment through Sonder’s Employment Solutions program. Career Coaches and Wellbeing Coaches from the program guide individuals along the entire journey towards employment, providing support with job searching, writing resumes, and preparing interviews. To learn more about Employment Solutions, visit sonder.net.au/employment-solutions
Sonder’s southern Closing the Gap team is also based at Sonder Marion. The team provide outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enable them to better manage chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease or lung disease.
Care Coordinators and Outreach Workers support individuals to better understand their chronic condition and facilitate access to medical care and other culturally appropriate health and community services. For more details about the Closing the Gap Integrated Team Care program, visit sonder.net.au/closing-the-gap