Mind Australia has been chosen to deliver sub-acute mental health services in partnership with Austin Health to people in the City of Banyule.
Mind and Austin Health will continue to deliver the Community Recovery Program (CRP) and Adult Prevention and Recovery Care (APARC) services, while a new Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) service to be delivered by Mind and Austin Health is currently under construction and will open in 2024.
PARC services are a priority recommendation of immediate priority from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. They are an alternative to hospital admission that provide early intervention care and a range of recovery focused supports.
Specialist mental health staff are available 24 hours a day at PARC services. They support residents to stabilise their mental health and build the skills to live safely and securely in the community.
Mind also delivers the Community Recovery Program, a range of programs to help people recover from the disability and social disadvantage they experience as a result of their mental health and wellbeing challenges.
The Community Recovery Program is a medium-term (up to two years) residential service that provides participants with the opportunity to develop skills and resources which assist them in living successfully in the community.
Mind Australia CEO Gill Callister said these services provide much-needed alternatives to hospitalisation for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges.
“These services provide a more tailored support for people to achieve sustained long term mental health recovery,” Ms Callister said.
“We look forward to further building our strong partnership with Austin Health, and providing holistic wrap around supports so that clients can access the help they need to recover and live fulfilling and independent lives in the community.”
In Victoria, Mind currently manage PARC services in Bendigo (youth and adult), Frankston (youth and adult) and Warrnambool (adult).
To learn more about Mind Australia support services near you contact Mind Connect on 1300 286 463.
If this article raises concerns for you, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders can also call 13 YARN (13 92 76) a 24/7 national crisis support telephone service staffed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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