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Mental Health - Overview

Mental Health - Overview

“Empowering individuals to live meaningful lives within the communities of their choice”

Centacare’s Mental Health Support Services has a personalised approach to recovery. We encourage individuals’ independence and social participation in their community. Our programs respond to people experiencing mental illness and life challenges.

Common elements of each individual’s experience of recovery include:

  • fostering hope
  • meaning, purpose and direction
  • equality and respect
  • empowerment
  • social inclusion and connectedness.
      

38 Mental Health Overview

We work with individuals living with mental illness and their families and carers through community and in home based services, peer support, advocacy and family intervention – counselling, mediation, education and skills development. Services support individuals to develop and maintain their ability to manage their day-to-day lives.

The aim is to liaise with individuals, families, carers, mental health services and other community support to provide:

  • recovery focused individual goal setting
  • connecting with community
  • finding or maintaining suitable accommodation
  • household management
  • daily living skills
  • budgeting
  • shopping and meal preparation
  • using public transport
  • accessing education, training or employment
  • individual case management
  • respite for carers.

Programs are designed for people to take back control of their lives, overcome obstacles and start living a life full of meaning, hope and optimism. For information about Psychiatric Pastoral Care, please click here.