Be Well Mental Health Program
The Be Well mental health program is a supportive program for women with mental health concerns that focuses on whole wellbeing. This program is based around recognising and building strengths and developing resilience, knowledge and skills to enhance one’s own recovery.
Be Well mental health workers can provide 1:1 psychosocial and therapeutic support, referral and advocacy services to women experiencing mental health issues. An assessment is required prior to engaging i n any of the Be Well services
Be Well Recovery Group:
An open and informal group that meets weekly (during school terms), where women can focus on recovery and life skills for their mental health and well-being experiences. Group content includes a variety of activities including:
- Psychoeducation and group discussions
- Individual goal setting and recovery planning
- Wellness self-management
- Relaxation and mindfulness
- Nutrition and exercises
- Creative art and crafts
Art Therapy Group:
An 8-week strengths-based program held twice a year giving women the opportunity to work on issues in a gentle and creative way. This is a closed group and is facilitated by a qulaified art therapist alongside Be Well staff.
Social and Recreational activities:
This includes provided school holiday programs and a group graduation lunch at the end of each term
Self referrals are welcome, as are referrals from GPs, mental health clinics, psychiatrists and other health professionals.
The outreach program is funded to assist women who reside in the metropolitan area.
Other Mental Health Services
WHFS also offer individual counselling sessions and family, children’s and perinatal counselling services.