Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
The Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT) provides specialised support services to people permanently resettled in Australia who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties associated with surviving torture and trauma before coming to Australia.
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- direct counselling and related support services, including advocacy and referrals to mainstream health and related services, to individuals, families and groups who are survivors of torture and trauma
- education and training to mainstream health and related service providers
- community development and capacity building activities
- rural, regional and remote outreach services to enable survivors of torture and trauma to access comparable services outside metropolitan areas
- resources to support and enhance the capacity of specialist counselling and related support services to deliver effective services to survivors of torture and trauma and to respond to emerging client needs.
Clients can be referred through a wide range of sources including the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's Humanitarian Settlement Services, other settlement services, general practitioners and other health services, education providers, legal services, community services, family/ friends/ community members and through self referral.