The Youth Psychosocial Support Package provides intensive outreach support for young people aged 16-24 in the Perth metropolitan area who have moderate to severe mental health issues, with or without co-occurring AOD issues.
The 12 month program helps participants improve their mental health and wellbeing, maintain stable housing, build confidence, manage day-to-day living and start or re-engage with education and/or employment.
About Youth Psychosocial Services Packages
Outreach support involves a Mind support worker visiting the young person in their home or other locations – bringing mental health support to the individual. Participants will use Mind’s My Better Life Plan – an evidence based practice tool that supports conversations between the young person and Mind community mental health practitioners that bring to the forefront the young person’s views, values and motivation for change across key life areas.
The service will prioritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQA+, young people in residential care and those with co-occurring disability.
Who are Youth Psychosocial Service Packages for?
Young people aged 16 to 24 in the Perth metropolitan area experiencing mental health issues.
Youth Psychosocial Support Packages are commissioned by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission and funded by the Western Australian Government.
How do I register my interest in Youth Psychosocial Support Package?
Referrals are managed by Pillar Support Coordination. Speak with a Pillar Support Coordination Peer Support Worker on (08) 6253 4700 or see the Pillar Support Coordination website or email [email protected] for more information.
Why choose Mind for youth mental health support services?
Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused 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.