WAYS WELLNESS CENTRE
WAYS psychologists offer short and long term individual and family therapy, educational and mental health assessments, psychoeducation workshops and information seminars on a range of topics that are delivered to schools and community groups.
WAYS psychologists are experienced in assisting clients to achieve meaningful outcomes in addressing a range of mental health concerns, relationship issues, school refusal, serious offences, adolescent homelessness and any concerns affecting the family unit.
All sessions are free and are not limited in number.
If you want to chat with a professional who really understands the issues that you might be facing or need more information about this service please give us a call on 9365 2500
WAYS currently runs 2 courses a year. These events focus on family and adolescent issues and are run by our trained psychologists. If you would more information about these events, please click on the button below.
The case managers at WAYS provide practical and intensive support to young people and their families who are either at risk of or who are homeless, who may be experiencing disengagement from education and training, barriers to employment, mental health concerns, family breakdown, social isolation, legal issues and serious offences. All sessions are free and are not limited in number.
Case managers from the WAYS Wellness Centre are approved providers of the Work and Development Orders (WDOs) in NSW.
WDOs are a way to help young people who can’t pay their fines and enables the participant to reduce their fine by up to $1000 a month, by allowing them to participate in unpaid work, courses, counselling, case management or approved treatment programs.
The criteria that young people must meet in order to be eligible is that they must be aged under 18, be receiving a Centrelink or DVA benefit, or have a mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment, or experiencing serious financial hardship, or are homeless.
WAYS need to agree to support the activity and will apply on the young person’s behalf. Please contact WAYS case managers to see if you will qualify for this program.
GENERAL PRACTITIONER (G.P) @ WAYS
WAYS Wellness Centre offers a bulk-billed G.P service to our community of young people and their families.
Our G.P Services will be closed for 2022. We will update our website when we re-open again in the new year.
All G.P services are bulk billed
Medicare required for G.P.
ADDITIONAL ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
The dental nurses provide a thorough screening of individuals and if any work needs to be done they will refer them to their clinics in Mascot and Hurstville. All patients who are over 18 need a Centrelink Health Care Card.
Our Dental Services will be closed for 2022. We will update our website when we re-open again in the new year.
wellness centre events
EFFECTIVE PARENTING SEMINAR AND COURSE
Effective Parenting Seminar
27 October, 6-7:30pm
Community Room, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
Please click here to book or contact 9083 8936 for more info
Effective Parenting Course
8 November – 29 November, 6-8pm
WAYS Bondi Beach, 63A Wairoa Ave, North Bondi
Please email [email protected] for registration and more information
EFFECTIVE PARENTING SEMINAR
This seminar is designed for parents and carers of tweens and teens (aged 10-17) who want practical information and strategies for effective communication, healthy relationships, and to better understand and manage adolescent behaviour. This seminar will be led by clinical psychologist psychologist, Dr Terri Said, CEO of WAYS Youth & Family and WAYS Secondary Principal.
EFFECTIVE PARENTING COURSE
This free four-week course is facilitated by experienced clinicians specialising in adolescent development and behaviour. The group runs for 4 two hour sessions and are offered twice a year and often book up in advance. The course will assist parents to build stronger parent-child relationships and to feel greater confidence in better managing and understanding their adolescents.
This is a skills-building and educational program only.
TOPIC AREAS INCLUDE:
- Understanding your child – adolescent development
- Reﬂecting on your parenting – the impact of various parenting styles
- Setting limits and boundaries that stick
- Eﬀective communication and conﬂict resolution strategies
- Practical strategies for building resilience in your children and effectively helping them manage their emotions
- Mental health, navigating social media and cyberspace & enhancing internal regulation
PARENTS FROM OUR COURSES HAVE SAID:
“This course is one of the MOST beneficial things we have done as parents – everyone should be taught these strategies/ knowledge. Totally needed in the community”
Matt and Jane
“I feel hopeful and inspired and we have used a lot of the strategies learned already with success ! ”
“Well run and practical, very good, extremely useful for the family. A huge thanks to the facilitators, you are very easy to learn from and you create a fun learning environment Thank you !”
John and Rita
“Absolutely life changing for me ! I have already recommended it to a few people”
“Both facilitators were extremely knowledgeable and generous with their information. Great service and felt privileged to have access to it”