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CONNECTING PARENTS TO PATHWAYS

Introducing… Connecting Parents to Pathways!

    Purpose:
    Address the “missing-middle” of parents increasingly presenting at Peach Tree post-Covid seeking moderate-to-severe levels of PMH care.

      Design:
      Is an 8-week, Parent-led, one-on-one program facilitated by a Peach Tree PMH Peer Worker, focusing on a selection of well-being topics using a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach.

        Aim:
        Provide an alternative for overwhelmed clinical care services, walking “with” distressed parents along the Continuum of Care toward personal recovery goals while identifying and navigating relevant and appropriate PIMH support services.

          Goal:
          Maintain and keep within Peach Tree’s PMH Peer Work “scope of practice” by working collaboratively with PIMH health professionals and organisations to provide distressed  parents the best possible care.

          Connecting Parents, like the SPP, allows parents a uniquely reassuring soft-entry into PMH care by providing Peer-led, non-clinical services in a safe, reassuring, and validating environment.

          How does it work?

            The “Connecting Parents” program is unique because it:

            • offers a three-stream approach
            • focuses on Peer Navigation, which for Peach Tree means “building the village”
            • provides Peer-led coaching with a foundation of Lived Experience
            • enables Parent-led topic choices (three out of eight domains)

              Process & domains: 

              Intake interview (phone) / sessions in-person or online

              Week 1:  Getting to know you / Wellbeing Domains

              Weeks 2+3:  Parent chooses 3 of 8 Wellbeing Domains, begins 1st domain in the CP Workbook with Peer Worker 

              Weeks 4+5:  As above with 2nd chose domain topic

              Week 6+7:  As above with 3rd chosen domain topic 

              Week 8:  Parent and Peer Worker reflect together and plan   for immediate, medium, and long-term goals

              Participation Criteria

              Parent, or expecting parent, of infant aged 0-12 months

              Resides in Metro North or Metro South Brisbane area

              Experiences PMH distress resulting in reduced psychological and functional capacity

              NOT receiving NDIS financial assistance
              Actively engaged with a GP and/or health professional
              NOT in crisis or actively suicidal

              North Brisbane

              Peach Tree Wellbeing Centre

              15 Jenner Street

              Nundah QLD 4012

              northbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

              Moreton Bay

              Peach Tree Wellbeing Centre

              12 King Street - The Lakes

              Caboolture QLD 4510

              moretonbay@peachtree.org.au

              South Brisbane

              Peach Tree Wellbeing Centre

              1454 Logan Road - MarshTicknell building

              Mount Gravatt  QLD  4122

              southbrisbane@peachtree.org.au

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              Volunteering

              Peach Tree acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.