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How STARTTS Helps Clients
- Assessment of trauma symptoms and their impact on daily functioning
- Trauma treatment using a range of psychotherapeutic approaches tailored to the client’s needs
- Referrals to other STARTTS services: Psychiatrist, Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Neurofeedback and more
- Referrals to external services as needed
Why STARTTS helps
Refugee trauma and the stressors of resettlement or applying for protection in Australia can cause great stress, pain and fear, and negatively impact on people’s health and everyday functioning. With timely and appropriate support people are better able to harness their own resources to heal and lead more healthy and productive lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
STARTTS helps people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers, who were forced to leave their country due to persecution in the context of political conflict, organised violence and human rights violations.
STARTTS helps people of all ages, from early childhood to older people from refugee backgrounds.
STARTTS helps all people from refugee backgrounds no matter when or how they arrived in Australia.
All STARTTS services to clients from refugee backgrounds are free of charge.
Many STARTTS staff are bilingual, and all use professional interpreters when required.
STARTTS is a NSW based service and sees clients in Sydney and regional locations at:
- STARTTS’ offices
- STARTTS’ outreach locations such as TAFEs and community health centres
- Access free resources on this website
- Request a training for your workplace (free for health related organisations)
- Attend STARTTS’ workshops, seminars and presentations on refugee trauma
- Debriefing, clinical consultation and supervision available in particular instances
STARTTS staff are a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of professionals with strong community links. All STARTTS staff undergo regular supervision and professional learning to maintain a high standard of service delivery.