Our vision and purpose

An inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential.

We work with individuals, families, and communities to build social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

We have more than 40 years’ experience working with individuals, families, carers and the community to identify their needs and goals and attain a great life in their community.

We were founded by families advocating to improve the services, information and support available to people with mental health issues and their carers. Making sure lived experience is at the heart of all we do remains key.

Our teams of wellbeing workers, clinical consultants, support workers, peer workers and counsellors are dedicated to ensuring all the people we serve have opportunities to fully participate in the community.

Together, we create an environment that focuses on hope rather than illness.

Our services bring together evidence from research and what works for people with a lived experience or mental health issues and recovery. This model of care informs how we work with the people who use our services, as well as our partners and the community.

We seek positive change in laws, policies, social norms and behaviours through policy and advocacy which changes systems.

Our partnerships extend to clinicians, GPs, hospitals, community health organisations, alcohol and other drug support organisations, and government, ensuring that our services and programs reach people in the communities in which they live.

All Wellways services focus on community inclusion. By community inclusion, we mean a commitment to ensuring all the people we serve have opportunities to fully participate in the community, without stigma and discrimination.

Our Values are at the heart of everything we do.

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    We are committed to doing our part and addressing the injustice and harm done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and building a community where everyone has the right to flourish.

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    Our Leadership

    How Wellways is governed and the leadership teams and committees that advise the Board of Directors.

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    Annual Reviews

    Our annual reviews and financial statements provide comprehensive information about our organisation.

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    Wellways completes periodic quality audits conducted by independent audit for certification or regulatory purposes.

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