Outreach based mental health support is most of what we do in local communities across Australia. Community outreach enables people to stay connected with their community while taking steps in their recovery journey.
The number of hours of support provided and the kind of work we do with each person depends on their eligibility for different programs. This can range from an hour or two a week to daily check-ins and intensive support in a person's home and local community.
We work with people to identify and work on their recovery goals. These are based on each person's own personal values, strengths and priorities in life. We believe every single person can benefit from flexible support of this kind and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Recovery goals include areas such as:
- Reducing distress from symptoms
- Managing medication and allied services
- Daily living and self-care skills
- Social skills and confidence
- Reconnecting with family and friends
- Pursuing education and developing new vocational skills
- Exploring employment and volunteering opportunities
- Community connections
- Holistic wellbeing
- Participating in community activities
- Improving physical health
- Gaining a greater level of independence