When your physical health isn’t as good as it could be, or is difficult to manage, it can affect many different areas of your life, such as relationships, work, mental health, and your overall day to day!
Our health and wellbeing programs are designed to support you to manage your health, connect with allied health specialists and work with your care team so you can live the life you want to live.
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The aged care system can be complex and difficult for older people to navigate and access the services they need. That’s where the care finder program comes in. Care Finders support vulnerable older people who wouldn’t be able to arrange services without intensive support, and don’t have a family member, friend, or person they trust, to help.
Chronic pain management
The evidence-based Community Chronic Pain Management Program (CCPMP) is for people with persisting (or chronic) pain that’s causing mild to moderate degrees of distress and interference in their quality of life.
Diabetes management and support
Managing a diabetes diagnosis can be challenging. That’s because there’s a lot you need to know and understand, including what makes your blood sugar levels change, how to make lifestyle adjustments to improve your quality of life, and how to navigate the medicine needed.
Health Care Navigator
Knowing how or where to access the right health service for your needs can be overwhelming. Our Health Care Navigator program has been designed to support people with chronic health conditions to navigate their way through the health system.
Integrated Care Coordination
When you have a chronic disease, navigating the health systems and the services you need can be overwhelming.
There is nothing quite like spending quality time with young people and getting a glimpse into their wonderful and tiny worlds – seeing the universe from the eyes of a 3–5-year-old often brings positive insight into our own lives.
Nutrition advice and support
Everyone needs food and drink to stay healthy. But sometimes you need extra support in understanding the nutritional value of the food you eat and how it can affect your life – especially if you have a chronic disease!
Everyday tasks such as getting dressed or going to the shops can be difficult for some people. This is where an occupational therapist (OT) can help!
Outreach specialist services
The Rural Health Outreach Funds program supports specialists and allied health professionals to deliver outreach health services to people living in regional, rural or remote communities.
Being able to communicate effectively is a basic human need. When you have problems with your communication, it can affect all aspects of your life – which is why seeing a speech pathologist can be important for your wellbeing.
It’s not uncommon for vulnerable people with chronic health conditions to fall through the gaps in healthcare. The Wellness and Resilience Achieved Through Allied Health (WARATAH) program is designed to help provide access to allied health services such as diabetes education, dietetics, podiatry, and physiotherapy in some communities. The program is free, your GP will support with the referral.
WARATAH for Kids
Do you need support with your child’s development? You may be eligible for free speech pathology and occupational therapy services through the WARATAH for Kids program.
WNSW Speech Pathology program
Sometimes, children with a language impairment struggle to make and keep friends, regulate their behaviour, and negotiate new experiences. They face poorer educational, employment and mental health outcomes and are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
Page last updated: 20 November 2023