Our peer learning program
Wellways Discovery is a transformative peer-to-peer learning program for anyone seeking the best life possible for themselves and their families. The program provides an opportunity for people who experience mental health challenges, or carers, families and friends, to share and learn from each other about mental health and recovery. The programs are held in a group setting or one-to-one and led by people who have lived experience. Facilitators provide a supportive environment that promotes learning and positive action.
What can you expect from the program?
Wellways Discovery invites you to explore ways to improve your wellbeing in a supportive peer environment.
The program supports you to:
- Develop relationships based on a shared experience
- Strengthen your sense of identity
- Explore and plan recovery and wellbeing, personally and as a ‘family’
- Understand how stress and trauma operates and plan for support
- Recognise and value your past experiences, resilience and wisdom
Why Choose Wellways
Wellways Discovery programs are led by people who have a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. This lived experience of both the peer leader and participants is central to group and individual learning.
The programs are based on the most up-to-date research on mental health, recovery and support options. You will learn skills and strategies designed to improve social and emotional wellbeing.
Wellways Discovery programs are evidence-based. Each program has been evaluated in partnership with leading Australian universities, including La Trobe and Swinburne, and has proven to enable substantial outcomes for participants, including stigma reduction, an increased sense of belonging, improved health and an increased sense of empowerment.
Programs are a modernisation of our previous peer education programs, Building a Future and My Recovery both of which received Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Awards.