What is Active8?
Active8 is delivered across Neami NSW and selected CoS services, and offers a combination of four programs:
- Eat Plant Learn: group program
- Peer Health Coaching: one-to-one program
- Kick the Habit: one-to-one program
- Educational Health Modules
All four of the programs support participants to identify and work towards physical-health-related goals as well as to improve their health literacy, engagement with health services and self-management.
Participants can take part in any of the Active8 programs, according to their identified physical health needs and goals.
Referrals and Eligibility
Referrals to Active8 can be made over the phone or with a simple referral form that can be emailed to the address on the back of this brochure.
Referrals will be accepted from HASI or COS participants (depending on your geographical location) providing the person being referred meets the eligibility criteria and is present when the referral is being made.
- Experience of mental illness
- Be able to identify a physical health goal/concern that is related to overweight/obesity
- Aged over 16
- A Neami consumer or selected CoS service
About the Active8 programs
Coaching for Physical Health
Coaching for Physical Health is offered by peer workers using a lived experience of recovery providing coaching and support to an individual around their physical health.
Eat Plant Learn
Eat Plant Learn is a peer-led group program that consists of six structured sessions that supports people to learn about healthy eating and to gain skills in growing and cooking food.
Kick the Habit
Kick the Habit is a person-centred tobacco management program that supports people to reduce or quit smoking. It provides one-to-one coaching to assist people in developing an individualised plan based on their own goals and reasons for reducing or quitting.
The NSW Health Modules aim to empower people to address their physical health and wellbeing, by creating awareness and promoting access to education and resources specifically designed for and by people living with mental ill-health. These modules will be delivered in a group setting and will involve discussion, practical learning activities, information sharing, and evaluation.
NSW Health Modules include:
- Skin Smart
- Oral Health
- Tobacco Awareness
- Healthy Eating
Locations using this program
Community connection and wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing
Neami Wollongong provides individual recovery support to people experiencing mental health challenges in the Wollongong area.
We support you in your recovery while also strengthening your connections to your community and support networks. We work with you to identify your own strengths, values, and goals to help you to move towards the life you want.