The St James Transitional Care Unit in Victoria Park is a residential mental health service staffed by specialised mental health clinicians and a peer support workforce.
The service facilitates strong links with the local community, hospital and community-based mental health services, and primary health care, to ensure continuity of care for clients.
The St James Transitional Care Unit operates on the principles of kindness, respect and collaboration to support clients in their recovery journey towards independent living.
About the St James Transitional Care Unit:
The St James Transitional Care Unit provides two different types of supportive care to suit the needs of different clients:
- The Community Care Unit accommodates longer residential stays that require less intensive support.
- The ‘Step Up Step Down’ service accommodates shorter residential stays that require moderate to intensive support.
The St James Transitional Care Unit operates on a community- based model of care. It can house up to 40 people for stays between two weeks and six months. These stays are person centred, providing the opportunity for clients to focus on their individual recovery goals needed for independent living.
It is a psychosocial support unit. This means it is designed to help people with mental health and wellbeing issues manage daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, engage with education and employment, and participate fully in the community. These are supports which help people take positive steps in their recovery journey.
The St James Transitional Care Unit fills an important gap in supporting residents with mental health issues who may require additional supports to transition home from hospital admission or to help them stay in the community and avoid emergency department presentation.
The St James Transitional Care Unit is staffed with Mind Australia peer practitioners in an integrated clinical partnership with mental health clinicians from Eastern Mental Health Services.
Who is the St James Transitional Care Unit for?
The service supports people who are experiencing severe mental health and wellbeing challenges to work on their recovery goals. This can include difficulties to live independently, work, study and actively participate in the community.
The St James Transitional Care Unit is funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.
How do I register my interest for the St James Transitional Care Unit?
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 64 years.
Access to the St James Transitional Care Unit is via referral by the clinical health provider.
Why choose Mind for sub-acute mental health services?
Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focussed support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns 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 concerns 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.