This program is for people who have been identified by a social worker as homeless or at risk of homelessness during an admission at Kerferd Unit in Wangaratta.
Upon referral, this program provides an initial assessment and short-term outreach to support people experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges to link in to accommodation and other support services.
About MHAPD Ovens Murray
MHAPD is a short-term outreach service (no more than three months) for adults at the Kerferd Unit, who are requiring support to obtain and maintain accommodation.
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 Ovens Murray 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 Wangaratta is delivered by Mind in partnership with Northeast Health Wangaratta.
MHAPD Ovens Murray is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
Who is MHAPD Ovens Murray for?
This program is for adults who are identified by a social worker at Kerferd Unit as experiencing homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, are living in unsafe accommodation or are experiencing family violence.
How do I register my interest in MHAPD Ovens Murray?
Referrals for this service must be made by a social worker at the Kerferd Unit, Wangaratta prior to a person’s 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.