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Do you have lived experience of mental and/or emotional distress, and are having trouble coping during COVID-19?

VMIAC is offering a connection and support program for people with lived experience who are finding the current ongoing pandemic situation difficult and would benefit from a peer-based response.

The program will work from a strengths based approach, assisting you through a structured model, to improve your ability to cope with issues related to COVID-19 and more easily manage your distress or anxiety.

CHECK-IN is not a crisis service. If you, or someone you know is in crisis, please call Lifeline or Beyond Blue.

To Register for CHECK-IN’s Latest 8 Week Program, Click Here!

How does CHECK-IN work?

(CHECK-IN programs are now running for 8 weeks instead of 12, get in touch to find out more!)

You are feeling overwhelmed and call VMIAC’s CHECK-IN program to have a 20-30-minute conversation with a Peer Worker, which is strengths-based and informed by Intentional Peer Support, Narrative Therapy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Therapeutic Arts.

If after that you are feeling you need further support, you can move on to one, a few, or all the following options:

Check-IN Peer Support

6-week program offering weekly sessions with a Peer Support Worker over Zoom or telephone, for 45- minutes.

CHECK-IN Wellbeing

8 week program offering weekly sessions of art making, meditative practice, yoga, Wayapa Wuurrk, and reflection practices over Zoom or in-person, for 1.5 hours.

(Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in-person sessions are currently not available)

CHECK-IN is not a counseling program; it is aimed at assisting you to use your lived experience to understand what works for you and how to do more of that. Our Peer Support Workers will work from a strengths-based approach to help you develop your own strategies to navigate your distress or anxiety.

If you need additional support after working with the CHECK-IN program, we can assist you to find the best fit through external services.For emergency and crisis services, please call triple zero (000).

For any additional information about this service, please contact VMIAC on 03 9380 3900, or to participate in the service, please call 1800 845 009.