The Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia (ADSSA) was formed on 16 June 2005 in response to some gaps in service provision for asbestos victims and their families.
ADSSA services include:
- a fully qualified Social Worker, who provides a range of psycho-social and psycho-educational interactions to support clients who have an asbestos related disease, their family care givers and bereaved relatives. This includes loss and grief counselling, hospital and home visits; referral to other community services and a limited bereavement service subject to client’s needs.
ADSSA has employed a Social Worker since its inception and has a great deal of experience in providing counselling services to those suffering asbestos conditions and their families. These strategies can help clients optimise their wellness and quality of life and help them find meaning in the “here and now”. This is invaluable for a client whose time is limited if they have been diagnosed with the life-threatening condition of mesothelioma. (ALL services are FREE!)
- a quarterly newsletter distributed to clients, social work departments, palliative care units, respiratory physicians, unions and other community services. This brief newsletter is a means of keeping clients and others “up to date” with what is happening in “The World of Asbestos”. There is no joining fee for victims of asbestos conditions and their families. To receive it either by mail or as an attachment to emails please contact us.