JewishCare’s award winning mental health and wellbeing services aim to reduce stigma, empower individuals, and strengthen families and our community. We do this by providing inclusive and holistic support to individuals and carers, educating families and our community, and working closely with Australian health practitioner regulation agency (Ahpra) registered health professionals for seamless support and referrals. We are proud members of Pride in Health + Wellbeing and welcome and support LGBTIQ+ individuals.

Since 2017, we are an NDIS accredited provider and our subject matter experts can work with you to ensure you receive the funding you are eligible for to live your best life. Thanks to our community donors, we can provide our NDIS clients with additional funding to support your needs, not just deliver upon your funding allowance. The team specialises in providing psychosocial supports including psychosocial recovery coaching.

We are also members of the Mental Health Coordinating Council and Mental Health Foundation Australia.

Our Key Services

Our services extend beyond individual support to help strengthen our whole community.

Individuals

  • Community outreach and home visits.
  • Supportive counselling.
  • One on one to help you set goals.
  • Psychoeducation about different mental health interventions.
  • Internal and external referrals to mainstream organisations.
  • Assistance with connection back to community.

Families, carers and friends

All family, friends and carers are welcome and encouraged to contact the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team for advice and guidance delivered with cultural sensitivity. There are also great resources found at:

  • Head to Health

A website that links Australians to phone and online mental health services –www.headtohealth.gov.au.

  • Carers Gateway

A website that connects you with help, advice, respite, and support – www.carersgateway.gov.au.

  • Carers NSW

Another fabulous resource that provides information, advice, resources, and training for carers living in NSW – www.carersnsw.org.au.

Community and workplaces

  • Mental health first aid training – youth, standard and older persons sessions.
  • Suicide prevention training.
  • Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Our Philosophy

“We believe you’re the expert on what type of support services will help you build resilience.”

Our person-centred and holistic approach puts individuals at the centre of their decision making, while also looking more broadly as to what additional supports may be required for families, carers, and the community in which we live.

Holistic care

JewishCare provides Mental Health support across the lifespan. Support includes emotional, social, physical, and cultural wellbeing.

Expertise

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Team is comprised of qualified and experienced staff from a broad range of disciplines including social work, lived experience, peer support workers who assist you to navigate your unique and at times complex situations.

JewishCare are also able to assist you to access and connect with other professional services at reduced rates through our Affiliated Professionals Program.

You can also obtain Medicare funded psychological support by completing a Mental Health Treatment Plan with you GP. Simply ask for a double appointment to complete your mental health plan and referral.

Quality free health advice can also be found at Health Direct.

Referrals to JewishCare’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

Anyone can make a referral to our mental health and wellbeing services and confidentiality is assured.

Please call JewishCare on 1300 133 660 and request to be connected to someone in the mental health team.

The Mental Health Foundation

JewishCare’s Mental Health Foundation was established in 2012 specifically to fill in the gaps and compliment the mainstream mental health services.

Further Resources

Our mental health and wellbeing program works alongside a wide range of leading organisations such as local primary health networks, NSWHealth, Flourish Australia, Stride Mental Health, Mission Australia, Headspace to ensure you’re receiving the latest evidence based best practice care possible. You may also find the following organisations helpful.

Being Mental Health Consumers

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is the independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress.

BEYOND BLUE

Beyond Blue is the national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, providing resources for recovery, management, and resilience. Call 1300 224 636 for advice and support.

BLACK DOG INSTITUTE

The Black Dog Institute is a facility for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Bite Back, free online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology aiming to promote well-being and resilience in young people.

E-Mental Health

Provides a range of resources including brochures, factsheets, videos, webinars, modules, and more.

Head to Health

Head to Health can assist with access to digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA

MensLine Australia offers free professional 24/7 telephone counselling support on 1300 789 978 for men with concerns about mental health, anger management and relationship concerns.

Mental Health Line

The Mental Health Line provide professional help, advice and referrals to local mental health services for you or someone you know needs help and is available to everyone in NSW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 011 511.

MOODGYM

MoodGYM is a popular free interactive program incorporating cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials.

QLIFE

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships and are here to chat 3pm to Midnight every day on 1800 184 527.

SANE AUSTRALIA

SANE Australia is a national charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues and are available online or via phone 10am-10pm AEST/AEDT on 1800 187 263.

SOUTH EASTERN SYDNEY RECOVERY COLLEGE

SESRC is a pioneering educational initiative in Australia, focused on learning and growth for better mental health. It offers comprehensive education and training programs developed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health concerns and health professionals.

WAYAHEAD (MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION NSW)

WayAhead educate people about mental health and support them to improve their wellbeing. They work to provide information, support and advocacy for all with an information line available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm on 1300 794 991.

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