Phone 02 8416 1164
Fax 02 8416 1131
Seven days a week, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Recovery and Resilience Afterhours (RRAH) Service is a hospital follow-up program that helps you identify and manage stress, anxiety and depression.
We provide one-to-one support following a presentation to the Emergency Department (ED) for issues relating to your mental health.
Our staff help you to discover how parts of your life may be affecting your mental health, and how to start getting things under control.
Over six sessions we work with you to find ways to manage stress and look after your wellbeing. We also support you to link with local services and also provide suicide prevention programs.
The Program is delivered in partnership with the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and is available for the Westmead, Auburn and Blacktown hospitals.
Building community capacity
The RRAH Service also works with community leaders and mentors to build mental health literacy and resilience. We work with influential members of the community to understand how to maintain good mental health and what to do in a crisis.
By supporting community leaders to provide mentorship and understanding of good mental health, we help tackle stigma and strengthen the community as a whole.
Optimal Health Program
RRAH uses the Optimal Health Program (OHP) group program to help to improve mental health and wellbeing.
OHP considers the balance of social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs. It provides tools to help set priorities and work towards progress in chosen areas.
Participants develop their wellbeing plan and are encouraged to use the skills that they have gained through the program with their support networks.
Mental Health First Aid
RRAH provides consumers and community leaders have the opportunity to attend the Mental Health First Aid training.
This course provides participants with the opportunity to develop resilience and the ability to adapt to change, to maintain good mental health and deal with crisis.
To be eligible for RRAH services you must:
- have presented to ED with mental health issues or are at risk of suicide
- have a willingness to engage in a flexible support program
- live in the Western Sydney Local Health District area
To make a referral call 02 8416 1164 between 4 pm and 8 pm or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org