Amity Community Services (Amity) supports the view that health is more than just the absence of disease, but rather is a complete state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.
At Amity it is recognised that lifestyles contain different patterns of human behaviour which have both benefits and costs to the individual and to the community. Amity believes that these patterns of behaviour are best considered from a holistic perspective, that is, within the context of the activity, the individual and the environment.
We believe that people learn patterns of behaviour and maintain them because of the benefits they derive but such patterns may, at some stages in life, have negative consequences.
Amity Community Services is an incorporated non-government community organisation providing a range of services pertaining to behaviours of habit.
Amity’s multi-disciplinary team of professional staff provide services aim to:
- minimise the risk of negative consequences occurring
- reduce existing negative consequences
Current research findings and best practice inform Amity’s service delivery which is:
- pragmatic rather than ideological
- geared towards concrete results rather than labelling and reinterpreting the client’s experience
- holistic rather than focusing exclusively on a specific behaviour
Amity’s client group consists of people experiencing problems relating to their own or someone else’s lifestyle, and those at risk of developing problems.