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Phone Number

02 9646 6700




STARTTS provides culturally relevant psychological treatment and support, and community interventions to help people and communities heal the scars of refugee trauma and rebuild their lives in Australia.
Refugees often experience multiple levels of trauma which impact across all areas of their life and community. In recognition of this, STARTTS provides a holistic range of services which have evolved in response to the needs of our clients.

Our range of services includes:

culturally appropriate counselling and therapy (for individuals, families and groups)
group work, including self-support groups, health education and other activities
psychiatric assessment and treatment
physiotherapy, therapeutic massage and acupuncture
pain management and exercise groups
activities for young people, including camps, excursions and Capoeira
referral and case management
community liaison and consultation
community development projects
training of mainstream service-providers in awareness of refugee issues and strategies to work with this client group
research and evaluation

Services Provided

Clinical and Community Services, Training and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of trauma survivors.


To make a referral to STARTTS: Call (02) 9646 6800 – Ask for the Intake Officer or fill in the referral form online.

Catering To

STARTTS provide services for refugees, asylum seekers and people from refugee-like situations who have survived torture or other traumatic experiences associated with organised violence. We provide services for individuals, families and refugee communities. It does not matter how old someone is or how many years he or she has been living in Australia.

LGAs Servicing
  • Blacktown
  • Cumberland
  • Hills
  • Parramatta
  • Allied Health
  • Children and Young People
  • Community Health Care
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health Services

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