Family Wellbeing Program

Family Wellbeing Program2018-09-10T02:39:04+00:00

The Family Wellbeing Program (FWB program) was developed by a group of Aboriginal Elders from a remote community in South Australia, survivors of the ‘stolen generation’ with the aim to support communities and families around the risks of youth suicide.

Family Wellbeing program was premised on the idea that all humans have basic physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

Central Coast Primary Care FWB program is the first of its kind implemented in New South Wales and aims to build communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution and other life skills to enable participants to take greater control and responsibility for family, work and community life.

The program respects confidentiality and, through group agreement, builds on honest sharing and trust. It is run by 2 accredited Aboriginal trainers from Central Coast Primary Care.

Family Wellbeing Topics

  • Basic Human Needs & Qualities, Group Agreement
  • Life Journey
  • Understanding relationships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding Emotions & How to deal with them
  • Understanding & Dealing with Crisis
  • Understanding & skills dealing with Loss & Grief
  • Understanding Beliefs & Attitudes
  • Understanding & dealing with Family Violence
  • Caring for ourselves & bringing all the topics together

Make a referral

Family Wellbeing Programs are available to young school aged (15yrs and over) males, Participants of the Glen Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre and detainees of the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. If you would like to make a referral to the program, please contact Nigel Millgate, Project Coordinator or Matt Simms, Project Officer on 4365 2294, or email  nigel@ccpc.com.au


Other Helpful Organisations

LifeLine 13 11 44

Beyond Blue Support Services 1300 22 4636

Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

Relationships Australia 1300 364 277

Headspace (12-25 years) 1800 650 890