Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sun 12-3pm: 1800 845 009

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.


We have a number of events coming up including Group Peer Support and visualisation and movement sessions via Wayapa Wuurrk. Find out more here.

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:

Peer Support

1:1 sessions with a Peer Support Worker using a strengths-based framework

Group Wellbeing (Yoga, Meditation or Wayapa Wuurrk)

Group Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation or Wayapa Wuurk 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).

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.