Great Communities is passionate about changing health in the community for the better
Our vision is to create “Great Communities”, ones where we enjoy great nurturing relationships with each other and our emotional needs at our very core are fulfilled. These are communities where each of us can clearly see and understand ourselves; where we are free from lifetraps that colour the way we can see ourselves and lead to unhealthy physical and mental health.
Our mission is to build these Great Communities with schema therapy based interventions. We use schema therapy based materials because it is a scientific evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy that has been demonstrated to be effective in a wide range of situations from mild to the severe; from obvious mental illness to conditions that can impact all of us.
We do this through:
- Schema therapy based education programs. We focus on the effects of core emotional needs not being met in people, which may result in disconnection/rejection, impaired autonomy and performance, impaired limits, unhealthy responsibility and standards, and loneliness and isolation. We seek to reach as many people in the community as possible as we are all impacted by these effects to some degree. They are connected with adverse health outcomes. We refer stronger cases to care professionals
- Training care professionals to better understand the impacts of where core emotional needs are not being met. We use this to equip them to deliver our education programs to the community at large and to raise funds for our work
We build relationships through specialist working groups and with our commercial partners to improve access to technology and improve access to health services:
- Remote access to health technology through telemedicine such as our relationship with SwissTecHealth. This can include interventions to improve practice, management, access to first world health specialists for third world patients and to improve access to specialists from participants in general health education programs. We act to do this both in first world countries like Australia, and in third world countries like Cambodia and Papua New Guinea
Who we are
Great Communities has a great team of people across a range of fields in the care economy, health practice and research as well as technology.
Research shows the extensive impact that life-traps, or schemas, have on human health. Our team is involve in world leading research to understand schemas better. This includes identifying positive schemas that help promote better health.
Wayne has an extensive background in both finance and IT. He has spent significant time in supporting not for profits delivering health and education in the third world through program design, grant development and acquittals and building capacity of in country staff and volunteers.
Marini has extensive experience in the healthcare sector across Australia, SE Asia and the Middle East. He has supported a number of not for profit organisations with fund raising initiatives and has a passion for delivering first world healthcare solutions and technologies to under-developed communities.