Established in the 1980’s, JOC Wellness & Recovery was first known as the 311 Club before gaining legal registration as an incorporated association in 1987. The organisation was formed by June O’Connor who was concerned about a lack of support for people with experience of mental illness in Perth. June’s own experience of losing a son to Mental Illness was a catalyst to forming the club, and she worked tirelessly to achieve State funding which was the foundation in cementing our future.
JOC emerged at a time when the mental health sector was dominated by institutions and the reputation of such services was at an all-time low. June’s vision was to help people to help themselves, using a model of community-based, drop in service.
Since then, our services have been shaped in response to the changing sector and especially the 2020 strategic vision of the Mental Health Commission. Their vision has been based on the feedback from the people who use services across WA, as well as the evidence that they have from across Australia and other countries.
Throughout the 28+year journey JOC has been driven by the passion and desire to help people. Today we are driven by the courage to be innovative; the passion to help positively shape lives; and create an environment that truly encourages recovery and living well in a community of choice.
Throughout JOC’s history, we have been blessed with dedicated teams who have helped to shape our future. Today our teams are committed to the 2020 strategic direction and promote individual support for people on their recovery journey.
We are proud to be part of a sector that promotes and supports partnerships, working together to achieve great outcomes.
A sustainable future is essential to JOC – this involves us ensuring that JOC can operate at optimal performance levels across the organisation. We must become the best we possibly can feasibly be. This involves a comprehensive, holistic and fully integrated approach throughout the organisation.
JOC is undergoing significant organisational change which includes strengthening our infrastructure to enable us to provide the best platform for optimal performance that is sustainable in a changing environment. Optimal performance enables us to build a sense of connectedness, shared vision and values, and a common direction and purpose for all our stakeholders.
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In order to have a healthy mind it is imperative to have a healthy body. It is vital to enmesh the two in order to function as well as possible. During this time there is a dedicated Personal Trainer available to participants.
There can be many benefits to those who write regularly as they share their thoughts with a piece of paper. One of the biggest benefits is that it brings closure,
an appreciation of the little things and begins to close down our negative judgements of self.
JOC is currently funded entirely by the Mental Health Commission and by the generosity of grants from Lotterywest. Unfortunately, programs that we offer are limited by the funding we receive.
Donations will be used to support or expand existing programs, and develop new initiatives for our members. All programs delivered by JOC aim to improve the mental health, social wellbeing and overall quality of life of adults living with a diagnosed mental illness.
We respectfully acknowledge that we work on Aboriginal land and pay our respects to community members and elders, past and present.
Individuals pictured are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.
JOC Shenton Park
Suite 4/315 Railway Road
Ph: +61 08 9381 7727
Unit 1/20 Mercer Lane,
Ph: +61 08 9301 1227
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