Grow wellbeing is successful in holistic, school and community based mental health and increasing the number of psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists working within the field. Since 2020 Grow wellbeing has been supporting student field placements across multiple partner schools within the northern and southern Adelaide regions.
Grow wellbeing participates with the University South Australia and Flinders University student field placement departments. Psychologist, social workers, and occupational therapists who are motivated to become an accredited mental health clinician and/or work within the community based mental health field are provided with opportunities through grow wellbeing partner schools.
University students are provided with an internal training program that includes opportunities to complete shadowing of existing clinical staff operating within the school environment. Students are provided with opportunities to engage with clients presenting with ranging mental health issues. Students are supported to provide treatments as an adjunct, reinforcing the primary treating clinician's therapy goals and interventions.
Treatments that university students provide, or support include:
Social skills training
Problem solving skill training
Group based therapy combining the above EBP treatments
On top of learning how to apply a range of evidenced based treatments, students are supported to apply strength-based approaches and learn how to utilise therapeutic occupation/activities as a medium to enhance treatment success.
All university students are supported with access to regular clinical supervision, group supervision and internal PD training.
Collaborating with these partners below offers opportunities to students who are looking for experience within the field. Students learn a variety of skills to help them develop into a passionate community based health professional.