The concept of Beam was unearthed to meet the needs of children, young people and families navigating through mental health, emotional and cognitive challenges
As a group of passionate people with vast experience and skills in supporting children, young people and families and getting great outcomes, it was evident that something more was needed. It became disturbingly clear that children, young people and their families did not have easy access to the right therapeutic and clinical supports to enable them to become all that they can be. This was particularly true for children and young people aged 8 to 25 years, who seemed to fall into a gap where specialist supports were not available to meet their unique needs.
Enable them to become all that they can be.
We became determined to do something about this and meet this need in some way, and spent years using our deep knowledge and experience in child development, trauma and relationships to carefully plan and research the best way to help children, young people and families that could benefit from some expert help. The solution was Beam – a service built on knowledge and experience, but with wings to fly where no service has gone before.
Beam officially commenced service in July 2016, with the following ambitions:
We believe all children and young people should be able to live a bright life
What We Do
Through high quality psychological and therapeutic supports, we shine the light on the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people, to enable them to be everything they can be
Our Core Values
Be great at what we do, because it means so much
We build healthy relationships through a genuine regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others, which begins with how we act and carry ourselves.
We act and interact in ways that help children and young people live happier and healthier lives
Dedicated and friendly professionals
Beam will be led by Dr Andrew Wilkinson, who has extensive experience and knowledge in a range of settings and services related to the wellbeing of children and young people. Andrew has a range of experience as a Psychologist in government and non-government services. The Beam team's strong relationship and history with the community providers will enhance the quality of support we provide to children, young people and their families well into the future.
Dr Andrew Wilkinson
Principal Practitioner & Registered Clinical Psychologist.
Our team of dedicated and friendly professionals use evidence-based strategies, which means they are the most effective and up-to-date techniques available. Examples include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Our professional team members are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are approved to provide services by Medicare Australia and private health insurers. Our team possesses a wide array of skills to assist you with the needs of you or your child.
Our team's approach is warm, understanding, respectful and supportive. We will work hard to provide the best support we possibly can and develop relationships with you that go beyond standard service provision.
Beam services the Hunter region from Cardiff, NSW and also provides services in the ACT and surrounding areas.
17 Harrison St, Cardiff, NSW 2285
To book an appointment or find out more, please fill in the form or call 02 4954 9333.