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Mental Healthand Wellbeing

This program offers a range of supports for people experiencing mental health issues.
These include:

  • Counselling, advocacy and case management for the individual or family to assist with decision making and planning, undertaken by experienced and qualified professional staff
  • The facilitation of group activities which play a vital role in encouraging and maintaining social inclusion
  • A regular newsletter
  • Access to suitably trained volunteers
  • A telephone follow-up service where appropriate

Referral can be made to other services or professionals as required

JewishCare's Mental Health program has extensive links and Memorandums of Understanding with leading mental health organisations.

These include

Prison Outreach

The program offers support to prison inmates and their families.
This can include:

  • Counselling
  • Volunteer visiting / Pen Pals for prisoners outside the metropolitan area,
  • Yom Tom parcels and the weekly provision of Australian Jewish News.

The aim of the program is to link inmates with the Jewish community to reduce the possibility of re-offending as well as educating Department of Corrective Services staff about the religious and social needs of Jewish inmates.