Bunbury Grow Group

The Grow Program is based on a 12-step program of personal growth of mutual help and support. The Grow Program is all-inclusive and draws on many principles for mental, social and spiritual health. At each meeting, members share about how they came to GROW and how they are exploring self-improvement strategies on their road to recovery. Joining a Grow group is free – you don’t need to have a referral or a doctor’s diagnosis. Groups are confidential and members can choose to remain anonymous.

Ruah Community Services

The Ruah Community Services team in Geraldton offers personalised support and respite accommodation for people in the area who are diagnosed and living with severe and persistent mental illness.

The service operates a four-bed respite care facility and is open to people aged 18-65. Clients must be case managed by their General Practitioner, the Midwest Mental Health Service or a psychiatrist.

Share and Care Community Services – Mental Health Support Service

Provides non-clinical support to people with severe and/or persistent psychiatric illness to develop/maintain living & social skills.

This service also encourages the consumer to participate in community life and activities & decrease the burden of care for the Carers. Consumers must provide a referral from the Wheatbelt Mental Health Team, GP, Psychiatrist or Psychologist.

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

Men’s Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation – Men’s Health and Wellbeing

The Men’s Health & Wellbeing (MHWB) Program is based at Hamersley St and delivers a range of programs to support men and their families.  Further programs include counselling and case management to support men with complex needs including homelessness, alcohol & other drugs, mental health issues and relationship issues.

Time to Work Employment Service (TWES)

Time to Work Employment Service (TWES) is a contract with Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), to work with Aboriginal offenders making the transition from prison to community life, in order to improve their chances of employment post-release.

This is done by MOSAC workers engaging on a voluntary basis with individual clients in the last 2-4 months of their prison sentence, in order to build a relationship of trust. This relationship enables an accurate assessment, via a Transition Plan, of each client’s capacity, and barriers to work. The workers also link the clients with specialist assessors and employment providers.

Men and Family Relationships (MFR)

Men and Family Relationships (MFR) is a contract with Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) under its Family and Relationship Services program. This service provides counselling, information, advocacy and referral services to vulnerable and disadvantaged men and their families, who are often dealing with complex challenges, including substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, and violence, as well as relationship breakdown.

Drop In

Drop In provides a safe space (men only) for clients of the MOSAC Mens Health & Wellbeing program, and for any homeless, isolated or otherwise vulnerable men to build relationships with each other and/or MOSAC workers.

Other agencies use this space to deliver information and education sessions to the Drop In clients including Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service.

 

Karingal Neighbourhood Centre

Mission Australia delivers the Integrated Primary Mental Health Care (IPMHC) service across the Pilbara to people who are experiencing psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other symptoms of distress. A priority of this service is to deliver culturally secure support; MA subcontracts services to Bloodwood Tree for culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people. The IPMHC provides brief intervention, counselling and case coordination. Individuals can be referred through General Practitioners and other Health Care Providers – self referrals are also accepted.

Mission Australia provides an outreach program that visits Karingal on a fortnightly basis.

Mission Australia – Integrated Primary Mental Health Care (IPMHC)

Mission Australia delivers the Integrated Primary Mental Health Care (IPMHC) service across the Pilbara to people who are experiencing psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other symptoms of distress. A priority of this service is to deliver culturally secure support; MA subcontracts services to Bloodwood Tree for culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people. The IPMHC provides brief intervention, counselling and case coordination. Individuals can be referred through General Practitioners and other Health Care Providers – self referrals are also accepted.

Amity Health

Amity Health is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of allied health and community services for children and adults. Services offered include:

  • Aboriginal Health program
  • ATSI Wellbeing & Resiliency program
  • Integrated Team Care (ITC)
  • Allied Health Services – fee for service
  • Chronic Disease – Integrated Chronic Disease Care program
  • Communities for Children program
  • Mental Health – Integrated Primary Mental Health Care program
  • Visiting Medical Specialists

Albany Halfway House Association

Albany Halfway House Association support people living with a mental illness through supported short – medium term accommodation and outreach support in your home.

Albany Halfway House Association provides:

Recovery Program

  • A recovery coach can work on recovery goals

Community Supported Residential Units (CSRU) provide:

  • Single or Double units (double units have own ensuite bathroom)
  • Recovery coaches support with activities of daily living such as: housekeeping, budgeting, cooking, attending activities
  • Help with bill paying, shopping, social outings, attending appointments.
  • Linking in with GP’s, counsellors, employment services and more

Outreach Support:

  • Outreach Recovery Coaches visit you in your home or in the community to provide advocacy, support and assistance with your daily life and recovery goals.
  • Your GP, psychologist or other clinicians can refer you to Albany Halfway House Association.

Albany Community Mental Health

WACHS Great Southern Mental Health Service (GSMHS) is a specialist service that provides acute mental health care for inpatient and community clients in the Great Southern region.

The community teams are located in Albany and Katanning and consist of triage, adult, older adult, youth, child and adolescent teams, all staffed by mental health professionals.

GSMHS employs Aboriginal mental health workers who assist the clinical team to provide culturally appropriate treatment.

Referrals are accepted from GPs and other health professionals. If urgent, clients may phone or self-present to Community Mental Health within office hours.

After Hours: Emergency service phone: RuralLink 1800 552 002 (Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 8:30am) 24 hour service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Neami Albany

Neami Albany is a short-term, mental health residential recovery service that offers either step up support (for people at risk of being admitted to a hospital) or a step down in support (for people leaving hospital but need extra support before moving back into the community).  Neami Albany is run by a team of Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers, Peer Support Workers, a Senior Practice Leader, AOD Worker and Service Manager with clinical supports and treatment available when required. The six-bed centre offers 24-hour support and a range of group and individual rehabilitation and recovery programs.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for this service, participants need to be between 16 and 64 years and eleven months of age and:
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a mental health illness
  • Have a mental health case manager or treating clinician that will continue to take clinical responsibility for the individual during their stay
  • No longer require acute inpatient level mental health intervention and treatment, or
  • Are living in the community and require additional specialist mental health treatment and intervention to prevent the risk of further deterioration or relapse.
  • Don’t require care in an inpatient unit.
  • Voluntarily agree to participate in the recovery program, including those that might be on Community Treatment Orders (CTO).
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