Each week we are highlighting a service Huon Medical Group provides to the community. This week we introduce Lauren Bailey.

My name is Lauren and I am a qualified Social Worker. I have worked across a number of sectors, ranging from the hospital and acute spaces to community outreach settings and transitional care programs. 

I have always enjoyed working alongside families and individuals within a team of supports and I am very excited to be working within my local community

I have a passion for bringing a person-centred and strengths-based approach to my therapeutic/support sessions and I have always had a focus on creating a safe and non-judgemental space for individuals to be able to discuss all areas that our lives encompass. 

I also believe in the benefits of incorporating art therapy practices into sessions. It’s an approach that I enjoy adopting with people that would like to give it a go. 

I am working within the team at the Huon Medical Group, offering free counselling and support sessions for families and individuals that have been affected by the 2019 bushfires and/or COVID-19. You do not need to be a patient of Huon Medical Group to see me, though.

If you would like to organise an initial session, please feel free to chat to your GP about a social work referral. I visit Huonville and Cygnet weekly, and Geeveston, Dover and Bruny Island fortnightly. All of your information will remain confidential and sessions can be accessed on an ongoing basis. 

This service is funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Health’s Primary Health Network program.

RAW: Rural Alive and Well – 6254 1092  or for urgent calls 1300 4357 6283 

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

1800 Respect – 1800 737 732 Support for those impacted by family violence and sexual assault

Housing Connect – 1800 800 588