Primary & Community Care Services (PCCS) was thrilled to meet with Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health, Emma McBride, this week to showcase our amazing programs.
“it was a great opportunity to observe and be part of the cooking class and the great work they’re doing and to see how much benefit is gained by the people who are participating”
The Chill Chef group designed by PCCS, Australian leader in Social Prescribing, is a 10-week program for NDIS participants to build capacity around self-sufficiency in the kitchen and to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. At the same time, the group also builds their confidence and engagement in social settings, reducing isolation and increasing social inclusion.
Chill Chef is one of several activity groups that PCCS facilitates across Sydney and the Gold Coast. Others include art, equine and social groups to build social connections for people experiencing ill mental ill health, long term injury or disability.
Ms McBride, who has worked as a pharmacist specialising in mental health, said it was also
“Great to see what PCCS is doing and to meet with some of the clinicians that PCCS is working with, in particular the social workers and occupational therapists.”
PCCS CEO, Dr J.R. Baker thanked Ms McBride for her keen interest in the developing area of social prescribing.