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Mental Health and Wellbeing

JewishCare Mental Health and Wellbeing Program adopt a person centred approach which acknowledges that the person in the program is the expert on what type of support will make a difference to their life and assist in their journey toward recovery.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing team is comprised of caring, qualified and experienced multidisciplinary staff who work with the individual and carers to determine the most appropriate and holisitic support that can be provided.

The program offers a wide range of supports for people experiencing a range of mental health issues.

These include:

  • Counselling, advocacy, referral, psycho-education, short and long term case work and case management for the participant or family to assist with achieving goals, decision making, life skills and planning. 
  • Offering a variety of psycho-social programs which play a vital role in encouraging and maintaining social inclusion.

Some of these groups include:

- Relax & Renew Exercise Class - weekly
- Social Excursions - weekly
- Art Group - weekly
- Group Trips Away
- Friday night Shabbat Dinner held at JewishCare premises – fortnightly
- Celebrating Jewish High Holidays such as Pesach, Rosh Hashanah and Hannukah
- Carers Group - beginning in 2016 and running the first Tuesday of every second month. If you wish to attend, please contact FirstCallJewishCare on 1300 133 660 or the Mental Health Program Manager on 9302 8014.

JewishCare is proud to announce it has been approved to be a provider for the newly rolled out National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant psycho-social disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

What is Psychosocial Disability? 

(sourced from mhaustralia.org)

Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe the experience of people with impairments and participation restrictions related to mental health conditions. Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of disability’ - the effects on someone’s ability to participate fully in life as result of mental ill-health. It’s also important to remember that there is a strong focus on a recovery orientation in mental health, as different levels of mental ill-health are variable and not permanent.

The Mental Health Rights Manual is an online guide to the legal and human rights of people navigating the mental health and human services systems in NSW (4th Edition) 2015. The Manual is a tool to assist people to understand their rights and support them to advocate on behalf of themselves and others.
  
  • JewishCare's Mental Health & Wellbeing program works alongside a wide range of leading leading organisations such as NEAMI, BlackDog Institute, NSW Health Services, Mental Health Co-ordinating Council, WayAhead (Mental Health Association), Partners In Recovery and Anglicare to ensure best practice, holistic and highest level support is provided.
  • Referrals are made to other appropriate services or professionals as required.
  • Anyone can make a referral to JewishCare’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Program and confidentiality is assured. 

Please call FirstCallJewishCare on 1300 133 660 or submit this Referral Form
The Mental Health Foundation has been established to specifically support JewishCare’s Mental Health program. Funds from the Foundation will be directed to the Mental Health program and its clients. For further information please contact the Bequests Manager on 9302 8003.

Please click below to download our Mental Health and wellbeing Brochure