We believe that no matter what stage of lifen people are at or the difficulties they face, that life matters, and how people experience that life matters, and how they make meaning of their lives matters.

Wrap Around Care

Amaranth’s model of care recognises that not just one person or one profession can offer all the supportive needs of each individual, their family and their caregivers. An integrated team of key health professionals and other services and therapies, are coordinated and maintained through the individual’s care journey and continues to support the family in bereavement.

This model of care is unique to Amaranth Foundation.

Amaranth Foundation was founded in 2009 in response to an identified need in rural and regional communities for an organisation to identify and respond to the social, emotional, psychological and existential needs of people living with advanced chronic and life limiting illness, their families and care givers.

Amaranth has its main office in Corowa and outreach clinics across the Riverina, including Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Junee, Temora, Coolamon, Tumut, Adelong, Brungle, Tumbarumba, Albury/Wodonga, Chiltern, Wangaratta, Corowa, Leeton, Narrandera, Griffith, Mulwala and Howlong.


Amaranth Foundation employs accredited Mental Health Social Workers as key clinicians, who are accredited with Medicare and DVA in the provision of a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions appropriate for people living with advanced chronic and terminal illnesses, their families and care givers.

Working under the Commonwealth funded Medicare system, utilising the Chronic Disease and Better Access to Mental Health initiatives, Amaranth Social Workers are able to work collaboratively with the person’s general practitioner, their local multidisciplinary health care team, community care services and a host of other community and rehabilitative services. We bulk bill for all our services, if a referral has been received from the person’s general practitioner or specialist.

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Our Staff & Volunteers

The staff and volunteers are some of the most hard working and devoted people striving to provide the best service to all clients who use the services provided at Amaranth.



Julianne has worked extensively in both Melbourne and in the Riverina as a Social Worker and Nurse for the past 35 years. She is now an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Research Fellow with Charles Sturt University for the Listen Acknowledge Respond Project. She also holds a casual lecturing and supervisory position with both CSU and UNE, and is working towards completing her PhD.

Some of Julianne’s roles in the health sector, both public and private have been in chronic disease management; policy design and implementation; action research initiatives with a focus on palliative and end of life care, lecturing and supervision of Social Work students. Since starting the Foundation, Amaranth has been successful in obtaining many Commonwealth, State and Philanthropic grants and funding to continue researching and promoting models of care addressing the psychosocial and psychological needs in End of Life and Palliative Care.  Julianne provided evidence to the Senate Inquiry into Palliative Care in Australia and the work of the Foundation is referenced in the final Senate document.

Julianne is passionate about the way health care professionals (HCP) respond to the psychological needs of people living with an advanced chronic illness, who may be living their last year (or 400 days)  of life and the concerns of their family member, loved ones and care givers.

Sophie Holman - Exercise Physiologist from Kinetic Medicine

Sophie Holman - Exercise Physiologist from Kinetic Medicine

Commencing on the 5th February 2020, Sophie will be conducting her Group Diabetes Program and also individual sessions for clients from Amaranth Foundation’s Corowa premesis in Redlands Road.

Exercise Physiology is a unique form of treatment and aims to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Exercice psyhiology interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Sophie’s philosophy integrates well with Amaranth Foundation’s model of ‘wrap around care‘ that places the person at the centre of care.

Additional group programs, such as a Pain Management Group,  will be added as the need and awareness grows.

Contact Amaranth on 0260 331738 (option 1) to make an appointment or ask about Sophie’s programs.

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