The Individual Recovery Support Program provides up to 12 months of personalised support to help people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges to live independently and well in the community.
Staff from the Individual Recovery Support Program work with clients, their families and carers to understand their life and recovery goals, and identify the supports needed to achieve them.
This service is a partnership between Mind Australia and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
About the Individual Recovery Support Program
Individual Recovery Support Program participants are supported to:
- live independently and improve daily living skills
- connect with health care and social service providers
- find and maintain suitable housing
- build resilience and coping skills
- learn and explore new ideas for personal growth
- build skills to go back to work or study, and
- improve relationships.
Support from this program is delivered based on client needs and preferences, and can include face-to-face, online and over-the-phone.
The Cairns Individual Recovery Support Program team has peer support workers, community mental health practitioners and family engagement workers.
Your Mind support team will also help you connect to other service providers in the community as needed.
The Cairns Individual Recovery Support Program is funded by the Queensland Government.
Who is the Individual Recovery Support Program for?
The Individual Recovery Support Program is for people in the Cairns, Innisfail and Mareeba areas who are experiencing mental distress and are currently accessing mental health services through Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service. Participants must be aged 18 years or over.
Priority access to the Individual Recovery Support Program is given to people who are not eligible for the NDIS.
How do I register my interest in the Individual Recovery Support Program?
To access this service contact your key clinician at Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
Why choose Mind for psychosocial support?
Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges in Australia every year.
Mind partners with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges to live in the community.
Mind is one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.
We are a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental ill-health, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery.
What do Individual Recovery Support Program clients and carers say?
“Carri (Mind Community Mental Health Practitioner) and Mind have done more for me in the last months than anybody has for nearly 10 years. I can’t believe how far things have come in such a short time. I thank you for the support and Carri’s hard work. Keep doing what you’re doing.” – anonymous.