Wellbeing Scripts.

Wellbeing Scripts is an exciting project where HFA is partnering with the Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses to create a Wellbeing Script system. 

Through our design-thinking methodology, Neighbourhood Houses and medical practitioners in four regional communities are designing the best way to refer community members to a range of social and health program. You can read more about this on our blog.

“One of the most exciting and rewarding moments in a project like Wellbeing Scripts is when a GP learns about a Neighbourhood House and the breadth and depth of health promotion, social connection, learning and training initiatives that are available, and the preventative possibilities for their patients – it’s like a new door has been opened”

Dr Shelley Bowen, Health Futures Australia, www.healthfutures.org.au

The ‘Wellbeing Scripts’ method brings our expertise in population health together with human-centred design thinking, and system design (diagram 1). 

This means we deeply engage, learn, prototype, test and improve a localised a ‘light’ referral pathway between doctors and Neighbourhood Houses. 

We start with ‘dialogue interviews’; then we ‘sensemake’ together across the interview data, and further evidence, and start to develop and test ideas, constantly adapting and improving the final Wellbeing Script product.

Images from our Wellbeing Scripts project with Clunes, Creswick, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat communities.