Carelink provides funded support and care services for adults who have experienced abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy and other individuals appointed by Catholic church entities. 

We offer fully funded support services by connecting you to qualified and highly experienced mental health professionals in the provision of psychological counselling and treatment.


We do this through our unique care coordination model where you will be engaged with one of our Care Coordinators, responsive to your needs and acting as a one point of contact in facilitating any supports or referrals. 

Carelink's commitment to empowerment and safety of its clients informed the introduction in 2015 of the Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) service delivery model which underpins how we engage with you. Our team here at Carelink are all Trauma Informed trained and supported by professional development and supervision to assist in the delivery of our model. 


We offer a range of other holistic services to support well-being which you can read more about on our site. 


We look forward to working alongside you and your care team in supporting you.  


Support Services Available

We can help with

Wet Leaves

Individual Counselling

Carelink can connect you to experienced Trauma Informed Psychologists. We work collaboratively with you and your treating practitioner in supporting your recovery. 

Drop in morning tea

We welcome you to our safe space at Carelink for our drop in morning tea. Our clients enjoy meeting one another and our team face to face over a cup of tea and some cake. 

Family & Relationship Counselling

Traumatic events can impact on our relationships both as partners and parents. Support is available to access family or relationship counselling. 

Complementary Services

Growing research suggests trauma can impact the body in physical ways. Our holistic framework supports funding each year towards adjunctive services as part of your treatment plan.

Individual Counselling for family members

We know that abuse can impact on others who are supporting us. Sometimes it can help to have a place where our individual family members can talk this through with someone

Support through the Melbourne Response Model

Our Care Coordinators can provide support through the Melbourne Response model by facilitating a funded medico-legal assessment with a private psychiatrist in addition to other supports

Care Coordination


Once you become a client of Carelink, you will be allocated a Care Coordinator as a one point of contact in facilitating your funded support services.

Other individualised supports

We offer a full range of supports for those who may be experiencing significant impacts of their abuse. This may include funding psychiatric supports and medications

Carelink Principles of Care

Respects Human Rights 

- Services are planned and coordinated in a manner that respects the individual's human rights. 


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