Mental Health

JewishCare’s mental health and wellbeing services aim to reduce stigma, empower individuals, and strengthen families and our community.

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We provide inclusive and holistic support to individuals and carers, educating families and our community, and working closely with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and registered health professionals for seamless support and referrals. We are proud members of Pride in Health + Wellbeing and welcome and support LGBTIQ+ individuals. We are also an NDIS accredited provider and can assist clients to receive the funding they are eligible for. In addition, through community donors we can provide additional funding.

The team specialises in psychosocial supports including psychosocial recovery coaching and are also members of the Mental Health Coordinating Council and Mental Health Foundation Australia.

Our trained professional staff provide a range of practical and emotional support to individuals. This can include assistance with employment, housing, finances as well as access to clinical support and where appropriate, referral to other organisations.

Your case worker will:

  • help you with your recovery journey
  • prepare an individual case plan with you setting out your goals and strategies
  • look at areas causing stress in your daily life and how you can manage them.

JewishCare is a registered NDIS provider

JewishCare is a NDIS registered provider which means that we meet the NDIS Practice Standards and adhere to the NDIS Code of Conduct. We can work with participants regardless of how their funds are managed including those with NDIS-managed, plan-managed and self-managed plans.
JewishCare is registered to provide the following:

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Support Connection and Support Coordination

Including Specialist Support Coordination – support to understand, coordinate and implement NDIS plans.

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Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

Mental health specific and recovery- oriented support to assist with navigating the NDIS.

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Core Supports

Day-to-day support to assist with working towards personal goals including assistance with social and community participation, and assistance with daily life.

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Group and centre-based activities

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Assistance with travel and travel arrangements

How we help the community

Mental Health First Aid training – part of the Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy.

JewishCare’s Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention trainings for the general community facilitate community events and presentations and have a growing network championing the message of suicide prevention and awareness. To date thousands of community members and organisations have been trained in mental health first aid, suicide prevention and youth mental health first aid.

About Mental Health First Aid Training

Course participants will receive an introduction to mental health, mental health problems and mental health first aid. This will cover statistics and facts about the particular mental health problem and how to recognise the signs that someone may be experiencing the problem.

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Panic attacks
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.
In addition, participants have the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment. This includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:
  • Revise content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Learn crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours and
  • non-suicidal self-injury
  • Learn crisis first aid for traumatic events
  • Review a range of resources that a mental health first aider could refer someone to

Crisis Contact

Call 000 immediately if you or someone you know is in a life threatening emergency. 24 hour counselling/support services:

Suicide Callback Service

6 free sessions of telephone counselling

Training can be facilitated by contacting familyandfriends@jewishcare.com.au

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