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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.
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.
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).