Positive Behaviour Support Services
for adults and children with
multiple and complex needs.

Support Coordination and
Specialist Support Coordination
Services.

Psychology Services

Working together to realise potential
and attain optimal wellbeing.

Quality, sustainable and responsive services
that uphold rights, create opportunities,
promote health and empower people
to make their own choices.

Positive Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support
Support Coordination
Support Coordination
Training
Training
Psychology Services
Psychology Services
Organisation Support
Organisation Support
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Guidestar is a practice and consultancy who focuses on working with people with disability and mental ill health.  We provide tailored support to individuals, families and organisations within the health and community services sectors.

What we offer

Positive Behaviour Support

Highly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern. Includes development of Functional Behaviour Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans as well as training for carers and others in behaviour management strategies.

Specialist Support Coordination & Support Coordination

Assistance for people to implement their NDIS plan by strengthening the ability to connect with the broader systems of supports and participate in the community. Delivered in an outcomes focused manner to meet the individual needs of the person’s circumstances.

Training

Qualified trainers of The Mandt System® and Mental Health First Aid. Guidestar also offer bespoke training packages in Positive Behaviour Support, Person Centred Active Support, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vicarious Trauma, Dementia, Down Syndrome and other areas upon request.

Psychology Services

Guidestar offers a safe space for confidential psychology, counselling, and support services for adolescents and adults.

Training

Qualified trainers of The Mandt System® and Mental Health First Aid. Guidestar also offer bespoke training packages in Positive Behaviour Support, Person Centred Active Support, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vicarious Trauma, Dementia, Down Syndrome and other areas upon request.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is an evidence-based model of providing counselling and therapeutic practice by incorporating art into the dialogue as a medium for expression, exploration, reflection and processing. Art Therapy at Guidestar is based on person-centred, trauma informed and culturally responsive principles.

Organisation Support

Supports to organisations and service providers including; practice coaching and clinical leadership, professional supervision and reflective practice, organisational consulting and service development.

SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, we are maintaining support, while reducing risks to the people who use our services, our staff and the community.

 

GUIDESTAR IS COMMITTED TO A COVID SAFE WORKPLACE

As our community continues to respond to COVID-19, at Guidestar we have again adjusted to the changes that working as a COVIDSafe organisation brings.

  • We have developed a COVIDSafe Plan.
  • We have implemented the Victorian Government QR Code Service to help contact tracers in the event a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is identified. Clients, visitors and staff are encouraged to check-in via the QR Code app or sign our visitors book.
  • In line with government regulations and professional guidance, we continue to offer therapy sessions via the preferred mode of telehealth, however, we are also opening up our practice to face-to-face consultations and are happy to talk to you about this mode of therapy, and how we approach this in a way that is safe for our clients and team.
  • For home visits we follow all safety requirements, including wearing face masks in line with government directions, hand hygiene and physical distancing.

Many staff are working remotely, including providing support over the phone and using video platforms. While this has meant an adjustment to how we usually deliver support, we are maintaining regular contact with the people we support and continuing to be flexible in providing services.

Thank you for your understanding,

Kind regards

The Guidestar Team

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