Ashfield/Biala/Mawarra is a transitional accommodation program based in Sydney’s Inner West, providing housing and psychosocial support to participants with a mental health condition/s.
As a transitional accommodation program, participants work with our staff to achieve their development goals, and then relocate to other, permanent housing, following their completion of 24 months in the Ashfield/Biala/Mawarra program.
Our staff members support participants to develop life skills so they are able to live independently, such as; how to maintain successful tenancies, managing money, and most importantly, assist in their mental health recovery.
Community Managed Mental Health (CMMH)
Aftercare and Life Without Barriers have partnered with a range of local mental health, primary healthcare, and other community services to provide access to mental health support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Cape York, Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula.
Our aim is to keep people out of hospital and improve their outcomes through holistic integrated support addressing their whole-of-life needs.
Floresco is a multi-agency service providing a ‘one stop shop’ for people between the ages of 18-64 with mental health issues and their carer’s and family members. Participants can access a range of community mental health support services; clinical mental health services, employment and housing services, and drug and alcohol services.
Floresco Centre works with individuals, families and carers, at home and in the community, through group support, mutual support and self-help, personalised support and family and carer support, to provide tailored and holistic support to allow them to lead functional and fulfilling lives.
Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS)
Care Connect has formed a consortium with Aftercare and Life Without Barriers, to provide Individual Client Support Packages (ICSP) for the Mental Health Community Support Service within the Southern Loddon region of Victoria. MHCSS ICSPs aim to minimise long term disability and improve quality of life outcomes for people living with a mental health issue.
The MHCSS program is based in Bendigo.
Partners In Recovery (PIR)
People experiencing severe and persistent mental health issue who also have complex needs require a comprehensive and coordinated response from a range of sectors – including health, housing, income support, disability, education and employment. PIR is designed to provide a new level of inter-agency collaboration to find new and better coordinated pathways to recovery that meet the full range of an individual’s needs.
Through building stronger partnerships between sectors, services and supports, PIR will promote collective responsibility and encourage innovative solutions to ensure individuals are able to access the services and supports needed to sustain and support their optimal health, wellbeing, and recovery.
Personalised Support Service (PSS)
Personalised Support Service aims to stabilise peoples tenancies in social housing and minimise the risk of their mental health issues escalating to the extent that they become frequent users of emergency departments and/or inpatient mental health facilities, or experience loss of tenancy and subsequent homelessness.
PSS comprises people whose tenure in social house is at risk due to their mental health condition/s and any other related concerns.
This service provides an average level of individual support of up to 10 hours per week. The number of people that may be supported at any one time may vary, depending on individual needs and available community resources.
This initiative has been set up in partnership with Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)
Personal Helpers and Mentors service (PHaMs)
PHaMs is an Australian Government-funded program that operates throughout the nation in partnership with non-government organisations. It works very closely with people who experience mental health issues. PHaMs creates opportunities by walking alongside clients in their journey to recovery.
Strategies to assist in the recovery journey are personalised and centre on setting realistic, achievable and measurable goals based on clients’ strengths and values.
Aftercare is the largest partner in PHaMs network in Australia and has been acknowledged for its continuous success in delivering this service.
South West Community Managed Mental Health (CMMH)
The South West Community Managed Mental Health program (CMMH) is an initiative funded by QLD Health, delivering mental health support for communities in remote areas of western Queensland.
Aftercare and Lifeline have partnered in South West Queensland to deliver CMMH services in Roma, St George and Cunnamulla. This builds on the existing Personal Helpers and Mentors Service that Aftercare operates in Cunnamulla. The SW-CMMH aims to support people aged 18-64 years experiencing a mental health issues through personalised, one-on-one support. In addition to this, SW-CMMH staff offers mutual self-help services, and group support services for people with mental health concerns.
The service also makes provision for people in the community who have taken on the responsibility of caring for family members and loved ones.