What can participants expect from the program?
Wellways to Work provides an opportunity to explore ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing and find pathways to work or study in a supportive peer group.
The program supports you to:
- learn to overcome barriers to work or study
- improve communication skills
- strengthen identity through self-reflection and co-reflection
- explore personal concepts of wellbeing
- grow an awareness of your rights in the workplace and strategies to decrease stigma
Following this program people have taken steps towards study and work by enrolling in courses, actively job seeking and successfully gaining employment.
“Having a peer facilitator gives you hope that you, too, can get back on track.”
What is Wellways to Work?
Wellways to Work is a group-based education program for people with a lived experience of mental health issues. The program provides an opportunity to improve your mental health and wellbeing and find steps towards work or study.
Delivered in a supportive, structured learning environment, accredited facilitators share up-to-date information, strategies and resources with participants to educate, inform and empower each other’s choices.
The program is delivered by Wellways Australia and is available free of charge.
Why peer education?
Wellways Peer Education offers a unique opportunity for participants to share and learn from the experiences of other people living with mental health issues. It takes place in a supportive environment that promotes learning and positive action.
Wellways peer education programs are delivered by Wellways Australia in locations across Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Programs are also delivered by partner organisations in various locations, including Queensland and Western Australia.
Wellways to Work is a six session program and sessions are held weekly.
Facilitated by peers with a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery, Wellways to Work is delivered using a range of learning approaches including discussion, presentations from peers, videos and practical activities.
Each participant receives a handbook containing helpful information that can be used to record learnings, job seeking strategies and reflections.
- Download a brochure (418 KB)
- Read the brochure online
- Find out more about delivering a Wellways program.
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For families, friends and carers
For more information, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.