Active Linking Initiative (ALI)
ALI is an outreach program that provides tailored recreational, leisure and educational support to clients who live in Assisted Boarding Houses (ABH).
The program aims to encourage and support our clients to live happily and integrate with their community through our community-focused service model which relies on strong links with a range of other services. The program works within six boarding houses.
Ashfield Biala is a transitional accommodation program, providing housing and psychosocial support to participants with a mental health issue. Support Workers from Ashfield Biala support participants in the community to develop skills to live independently such as; maintaining successful tenancies, improving their quality of life and most importantly assisting in their recovery from mental health issues. As a transitional accommodation program, participants are expected to relocate to other permanent housing, following the completion of 24 months in the Ashfield Biala program.
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.
Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS)
Individualised Community Living Strategy is an outreach (community-based) program that provides support to people living in Department of Housing properties. The ICLS program provides support that is tailored to the individual circumstances of each person, with the ultimate aim of assisting them to live independently in their own home.
Aftercare works in partnership the Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia (MIFWA) to deliver this service to the greater Perth metropolitan region.
Participants of ICLS are either long stay hospital patients or living in the community. The program assists individuals to access accommodation if required, and to live independently in the community.
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.
Aftercare have partnered with Life Without Barriers to provide support in the Lower South West of Western Australia. My Way works with participants to identify their needs and set realistic and achievable goals based on their strengths and values.
My Way offers individualised one-to-one tailored support, skills and knowledge development opportunities, homemaking and maintenance services, support to two people in shared living, education, information and support for participants, their families and/or carers, recreational and community support, coordination of participant support with other agencies and sharing the management of support with other agencies.
Aftercare offers My Way coordinators to guide participants through their recovery journey to help with accessing information, exploring opportunities in the local community and linking in with local supports and services.
Partners In Recovery (PIR)
People experiencing severe and persistent mental health issues 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.
In addition to being the lead agency in the Ipswich/West Moreton region, Aftercare have 11 teams in ten sites across Queensland and New South Wales. Aftercare is one of only a small number of mental health organisations leading PIR throughout Australia.
Aftercare’s Paterson Whitlam Support Service is an outreach service working with people with a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability to help them to lead independent lives. Through this service, we provide different levels of support according to the individual’s need to give each person the ability to improve their independence and their emotional and social wellbeing.
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 personalized and centre on setting realistic, achievable and measurable goals based on clients’ strengths and values. Aftercare is the largest partner in the PHaMs network and has been widely acknowledged for its successful delivery of this service.
Personalised Support Service (PSS)
Aftercare is working in partnership with the Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ), to deliver this service. The Personalised Support Service (PSS) aims to stabilise peoples tenancies in social housing and minimise the risk of their mental illness 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 housing is at risk due to their mental illness and related issues. This service provides an average level of individual support of up to ten 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.
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, Charleville and St George. The CCMH programs build on the existing Personal Helpers and Mentors Service that Aftercare operates in the nearby township of Cunnamulla. The CMMH programs aim to support people aged 18 to 64 years experiencing a mental illness through personalised, one-on-one support. In addition to this, CMMH staff offer mutual self-help services, and group support services for people with mental illness.
The service also makes provision for people in the community who have taken on the responsibility of caring for family members and loved ones.