WentWest Stories, Palliative Care Team: Geoff’s Story

  WentWest has expanded its End of Life and Palliative Care team to provide additional support to GPs in Western Sydney. The team has coordinated and facilitated a series of webinars for primary care providers and works closely with primary care and palliative care service providers to facilitate integration, information sharing and streamlined pathways of […]

Advancing Reconciliation in Western Sydney

  National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June 2023) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The ‘Be a Voice for Generations’ theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible […]

WentWest Stories, Palliative Care Team: Rob’s Story

WentWest has expanded its End of Life and Palliative Care team to provide additional support to GPs in Western Sydney. The team has coordinated and facilitated a series of webinars for primary care providers and works closely with primary care and palliative care service providers to facilitate integration, information sharing and streamlined pathways of care. […]

WentWest Stories, headfyrst: Carlos’s Story

  Salvation Army Youthlink and selected headspace youth mental health centres in Western Sydney are working together to provide the headfyrst program. The collaborative headfyrst project aims to reduce the barriers faced by young people aged 12-25 years in accessing alcohol and other drugs and mental health services in Western Sydney by providing resources, counselling […]

WentWest Stories, NPS: Ziggy’s story

The National Psychosocial Support (NPS) program assists people with severe and complex mental health concerns to build their capacity to manage day-to-day activities, strengthen their social skills and relationships, create employment and financial goals, and connect to support services. The Western Sydney Primary Health Network commissions community-based organisations to run psychosocial support programs in Western […]

WentWest Stories, NPS: Sonia’s story

The National Psychosocial Support (NPS) program assists people with severe and complex mental health concerns to build their capacity to manage day-to-day activities, strengthen their social skills and relationships, create employment and financial goals, and connect to support services. The Western Sydney Primary Health Network commissions community-based organisations to run psychosocial support programs in Western […]

WentWest Stories, St John of God: Tala’s story

  St John of God Raphael Services provides free personalised counselling, group therapy and psychiatric support for parents and families dealing with the emotional challenges of pregnancy, early parenthood, prenatal testing and pregnancy loss.   Tala* is 27 years old and a mother of a three-month-old daughter. She was referred to St John of God […]

WentWest Stories, The Shed: Jerry’s Story

  The Shed is a safe, welcoming environment where people can share their stories in a non-judgemental setting. The service assists with mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and connects people to mental health services, Centrelink, housing, legal and therapeutic services. The WentWest Commissioning Team has worked with The Shed for over five years, supporting Western […]

WentWest Stories, H2H: Margherit’s Story

  The Bilingual Hospital 2 Home (H2H) program helps culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities connect to mental health services, increase their awareness of mental health, increase their resilience and reduce hospital admissions. WentWest, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network, funds Bilingual Hospital to Home to deliver community-based support groups and person-centred, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services. […]

WentWest Stories, Help2WIN: Logan’s Story

Help2WIN provides an initial assessment for young people presenting with mental health conditions or related concerns for the first time to the Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead. This service provides short-term management and facilitates referrals to appropriate local services. Logan* is a 13-year-old boy referred to Help2WIN by his high school counsellor […]