Footprints2Wellbeing gives short-term psychosocial support to people with moderate to severe and/or episodic mental illness. Its objective is to promote mental health and wellness. It is a free program. Download a brochure

AIMS

To support people with reduced psychosocial functioning

To support people concerned about their mental health by offering groups and individual sessions

To help people self-manage their mental health

To build capacity to help people live productive and meaningful lives

To help people connect with others with lived experience

To help participants access and navigate housing, employment and education

To help people develop daily living skills such as budgeting, cooking and shopping

To help people develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging good eating habits, and regular exercise

To provide support in the management of alcohol and other drug issues

To help people build positive relationships with others

To support people with reduced psychosocial functioning, and a desire to do so, to apply to the NDIS

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM?

Anyone who considers they need the support the program offers can join.

Anyone can refer another person who wants to take part in the Footprints2Wellbeing program.

Please phone The Buttery 02 6687 1111 during weekday business hours.

Referrers may include: GPs, psychiatrists, families, Local Health District representatives, not-for-profit organisations, representatives of the National Disability Insurance Scheme or schools.

WHAT AREAS IN NSW DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?

There are Footprints2Wellbeing staff based in Lismore, Grafton, Ballina, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and they also support people in surrounding areas and in smaller local towns.

CULTURALLY SAFE SUPPORT

Footprints2Wellbeing provides culturally safe support delivered by Werin and Rekindling the Spirit based in Port Macquarie and Lismore.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART?

Anyone over the age of 12 who is not registered for the NDIS and who has intermittent moderate to severe mental illness and reduced psychosocial functioning can take part. Signs of reduced psychosocial functioning can include experiencing difficulty maintaining personal or family relationships, housing, employment or other daily tasks, as a result of poor mental health.

THE PROGRAM ALSO TARGETS:

People who may take part include those who are no longer receiving support from Partners in Recovery (PIR), Day to Day Living (D2DL) or Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMS) programs.

TO JOIN THE PROGRAM OR TO REFER SOMEONE

Please contact Footprints2Wellbeing at The Buttery 02 6687 1111, between 9am and 5pm weekdays to connect to a team member in your area.

Funding is provided through the North Coast Primary Health Network by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Commonwealth Non-Government Organisations Treatment Grant Program.

The program is a consortium of partners including The Buttery