Supports provided through CWC are non-clinical and can include group-based activities and/or individual one-on-one coaching as required.
Not only will the modality of supports vary, but the length of supports will also be adapted to the individual to ensure they receive supports during the times they need it the most.
Participants can also identify their own individual needs and recovery goals with the help of an experienced mental health support worker.
To determine whether you or someone you know are eligible to receive psychosocial supports under CWC, please refer to Who can access this free program?
One of the main objectives of CWC is to link and build natural support networks to reduce social isolation, improve mental health and enhance wellbeing. This may include community-based options (either socially and economically) and/or informal supports received through family and/or friends.
Assistance to apply for the NDIS can also be provided where CWC supports are not enough to meet a persons mental health and other support needs. Intensity of support and the possibility of linkages to other appropriate clinical and non-clinical services will also be considered in line with a flexible stepped care approach.
CWC is available for people who:
A diagnosis from a GP or other health professional is not required to access this free program.
Country Wellness Connections (CWC) is available across regional South Australia and the program is offered by the following service providers in their regions:
This program is offered to people aged 16 years and over; however, exceptions may be made for individuals under this age bracket.
No. While eligible participants must experience mental health concerns that are severe enough to impact daily life, a diagnosis from a GP or other health professionals is not required. In fact, anyone can refer to CWC as follows: