The Community Access Team (CAT) takes a multifaceted approach to working with clients and the community in western Sydney, providing services across health care coordination, health education and health promotion.
CAT provides health care coordination through case management to clients aged 12-24years. After a comprehensive Youth Health assessment, each client receives an individualised client led case plan focusing on the social determinants of health including accommodation, financial security, education, food security, advocacy, and any related health needs.
As part of early intervention work undertaken by Youth Health, we deliver a variety of health education groups with the purpose of delivering a harm minimisation message. These groups focus on key health areas such as mental health, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs as well as wellbeing groups such as Re-navigating Anger and Guilty Emotions (RAGE). Groups are targeted at young people who are potentially disengaged from generic services and supports and may miss out on important health messages/information.