The Oasis Centre objective is to provide FREE 100% Bulk-Billed health counselling and support services for children, young people and families to improve their health, social and emotional wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment.
The Oasis Centre has a team of Allied health professionals (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist and Speech Pathologist) who will provide wide range of services to support children, young people, adults and families.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to offer 100% accessible mental health care to serve as many people as possible within our community. To enjoy Medicare rebates, please first make appointment with your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan or a specialist referral.
We also provide therapeutic support under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), for clients with a disability.
Along with her position as a Manager at The Oasis Centre, Jatinder is also the Director of JK Diversity Consultants and Accredited Mental health Social Worker specialist in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 15 years and across various scopes of practice: research, child protection, family support, refugee settlement support, domestic violence counselling, policy roles and teaching Social work practice.
Jatinder is a fluent Punjabi speaker and has been delivering training workshops since 2011 to professionals from multi-disciplinary background across Australia to build cultural capability and responsiveness within child welfare, mental health, domestic and family violence. She has been a strong advocate and has published research in various journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has prepared submissions to various child protection inquiries and Royal commissions and Domestic Violence reviews. She is a member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), community member of the Queensland Parole Board and on the Advisory Board of Sikh Helpline Australia.
Lydia has been working as a speech therapist for over seven years in various schools and hospitals. Lydia has moved to Australia from the United States about six months ago. In her free time, she also enjoys singing, playing music, painting and cooking good food.