This program is for people who have been identified by a social worker as homeless or at risk of homelessness during an admission at Upton House in Box Hill.
Upon referral, this program provides support at the ward and short-term outreach to support people experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges to secure accommodation and link to other support services.
About MHAPD Eastern
MHAPD is a short-term outreach service (no more than three months) for adults in the Box Hill Inpatient Unit (Upton House), who require support to obtain and maintain accommodation, and who do not have formal supports (case management) in place.
The service’s objective is to support hospital discharges and prevent re-admissions by supporting access to housing and services relevant to individual needs and recovery.
MHAPD Eastern participants receive:
- person centred assistance and advocacy to access and secure affordable and safe accommodation to break the cycle of homelessness
- recovery orientated, strengths focused support to promote social and emotional wellbeing
- support to make connections with general and specialised community support services
- support to make connections with and participate in the wider community, including peer focused support and health education to promote recovery.
Your Mind support team will also help you connect to other service providers in the community as needed.
MHAPD in Melbourne East is delivered by Mind in partnership with Eastern Health. MHAPD referrals can only be received via an Upton House social worker prior to a person’s hospital discharge.
Homelessness transition support is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
Who is MHAPD Eastern for?
This program is for adults in Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash council regions who are identified by the social worker at Upton House as experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or are living in unsafe accommodation.
How do I register my interest in MHAPD Eastern?
Referrals for this service must be made by a social worker at Upton House, Box Hill prior to a person’s hospital discharge.
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.