WAYS Youth Health Clinic
Make an appointment to see our friendly GP’s
WAYS General Practice
service is run by two youth friendly Doctors whose passion is to help young
people. Last year 49% of the clientele who saw WAYS GP’s were regarding mental
health issues. Our GP’s are aware of the barriers young people face which range
from HSC stress to body image.
Our GP’s can assess and refer to the correct mental health professional and
will support you through the entire process. They can create a mental
health care plan which entitles you to up to 10 sessions in a calendar year
and can refer you to a bulk billing psychologist where Medicare will cover
the fee for the sessions. To access our free GP service call WAYS Bondi
Junction on 9388 9455 to make an appointment. Dr’s are available on Tuesdays
Meet Jayde, personal trainer and former WAYS client
23 year old Jayde, former WAYS Counselling client, is now owner of her own personal training business. Jayde has a diploma of Fitness, Cert III in Sports training, Advanced and senior first aid, Strength and conditioning level 1 coach and MMAX fit trainer. In her time at WAYS Jayde struggled with depression which resulted in her creating problems in school due to her aggressive behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse and unstable relationships. Jayde wants to show that there is hope for other young people with mental illnesses with the right support.
Receiving support from youth organisations such as WAYS, Tedd Noffs and The Blackdog institute Jayde says the main form of support that worked for her was DBT (Dialectical behaviour therapy) it was the most successful treatment for her due to learning how to manage her own feelings and not to isolate herself and get into trouble. Jayde points out that she had multiple failed attempts at self-improvement and treatment options. She feels like changes will only occur when the individual is willing and ready. For Jayde reaching rock bottom was the turning point for her. This forced her to make some positive changes.
Jayde has some advice for parents and friends of someone with mental illness and that is to be patient, keep trying and try to be empathetic to the young person’s feelings. She is now proud of herself as she feels she is the most stable in her life emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. She is now in a position where she is independent without any support. On top of her many achievements Jayde is also currently doing a mentor/support program for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Join our Safe Summer Survival team!
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Aged between 16-24 years of age? Want to work in health promotion, teaching your peers about sexual health and drugs? Then this is the job for you!
Apply now to become a peer educator for the safe summer survival project by the 31st of October! Email email@example.com for more info