The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Workforce Support Unit (or WSU) service is one of eight similar units across Australia set up by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing in 2010. The WSU at Yorgum was established in 2011 and is located at 176 Wittenoom Street, East Perth.
The WSU comprises a Coordinator, two Workforce Support Officers and an Administration Assistant. It supports approximately 28 SEWB staff across the Perth Metropolitan, Southwest, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions working in Bringing Them Home/ Link Up, Substance Use and Mental Health programs.
The WSU is partnered with a Registered Training Organisation which facilitates regular Training Needs Analyses and delivers minimum qualifications to SEWB staff in the supported regions.
The WSU encourages all SEWB staff to maintain professional and cultural supervision and liaises with their employers to meet the individual training needs of those staff.