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”
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.