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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 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.
How does CHECK-IN work?
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 and Narrative Therapy.
If after that you are feeling you need further support, you can move on to one, a few, or all the following options:
1:1 sessions with a Peer Support Worker using a strengths-based framework
Group Wellbeing (Yoga or Meditation)
Group Yoga or Mindfulness Meditation led by qualiﬁed instructors
Group Wellbeing (Peer)
Peer support group sessions led by a Peer Support Worker
CHECK-IN is not a counselling 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).