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Accommodation Support

Kurinda

Kurinda specialises in providing assistance to young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years who have a diagnosed mental health condition/s.

Our 24 hour facility has three levels of accommodation available, ranging from high support through to independent living, and residents are able to stay for short, medium and long terms, depending on individual needs.

Due to the limited numbers of spaces available at Kurinda, it is difficult to predict when an opening may arise. Therefore, it is best to ensure your client or loved one is on our list of interested clients so that they can be considered as soon as an opening arises. Please register your interest by completing the  Initial Referral Form.

Residential Group Homes

At our Group Homes we provide 24 hour supported accommodation for adults with a diagnosis of a mental health and/or intellectual disability issue such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Our clients might be homeless, living in boarding houses that cannot meet their needs, have limited literacy and numeracy skills or have a physical disability. Our aim is to give them a lifestyle that is as close as possible to that of community living.

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)

Residential Group Homes

At our Group Homes we provide 24 hour supported accommodation for adults with a diagnosed mental health condition/s and/or intellectual disability.

Our clients range from all different backgrounds. They may be homeless, living in boarding houses that does not meet their needs, have limited literacy and numeracy skills or have a physical disability. Our aim is to give them a lifestyle of supported and connected community living.

We have Residential Group Homes in Casula, Ingleburn, Marrickville NSW

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units (YRRU)

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units are 24 hour residential services which offer support to young people aged 16-21 who have a diagnosed mental health condition/s, or are experiencing significant mental health difficulties.

YRRU offers accommodation, as well as assistance with living skills, social skills, money management, transportation and travel training, social opportunities, regular exercise programs, liaison with clinical mental health and medical family practice support, and enrolment in various educational or vocational programs.

Our aim is to enable young adults to enhance their personal skills so that they can build and maintain their independence and emotional wellbeing, their connections with their family and friends and their relationships within the community.

YRRU have three locations: Cairns, Aspley and Greenslopes

Employment Support

Clean Care Cairns

Clean Care Cairns is a not-for-profit professional and competitively priced commercial and domestic cleaning service formed by a joint venture of 4 separate not-for-profit organisations; Aftercare, Worklink, Centacare Cairns, and Direct Employment Services, with the support from Social Ventures Australia.
Working under a social enterprise model, Clean Care Cairns has a strong commitment to create jobs and transitional employment pathways for people with a mental health issue and/or other disabilities in the Cairns region.
Clean Care Cairns is locally owned and managed and provides an extensive range of tailored cleaning solutions.  www.cleancarecairns.org.au

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) Employment

Personal Helpers & Mentors Employment Service provides direct, personalised outreach support to assist people whose ability to find and keep a job is impacted by ill mental health.
The service aims to increase opportunities to engage in employment by working closely with participants to access government employment service providers and other community services to ensure people have all the support they need.
PHaMs Employment Services will work with people with mental health concerns who receive Disability Support Pension and other payments to help them become ready to enter the workforce.

Family & Carers Support

Family and Carer Education Support (FACES)

Aftercare’s commitment to our mission includes the families and carers of people living with a mental illness. Our 100+ years’ experience working with people experiencing mental health issues has given us a deep understanding of the impact of mental health issues on families and carers, as well as a profound respect for the vital part they play in the care and recovery of their loved ones. Aftercare’s Family And Carer Education & Support (FACES) service includes a variety of individual and group programs tailored to meet the family and carer’s particular need.

Floresco Centre

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.

Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (HYEPP)

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is an integrated and holistic service for young people experiencing early psychosis or at risk of developing psychosis, and their families.
It is an opportunity for headspace to make a real difference in the lives of young people and their families affected by psychosis. hYEPP’s foundations are built on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model and is based at the headspace Woolloongabba, QLD site.

Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young (POPPY)

POPPY is a supported playgroup for mothers with mental health issues and their children from 0 – 5 years (and not at school). The mental health issues may be diagnosed or undiagnosed and may be associated with domestic violence.
Our POPPY Playgroup (Kingsgrove, NSW) and POPPY Centre (Ipswich, QLD) provides a safe place for exploration of parenting concerns and enhances confidence in parenting. POPPY supports mothers to actively engage with their children and other families, and supports families to connect with services.

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 CMMH aims to support people aged 18-64 years experiencing a mental health issues 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 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.

Take 2

Take 2 was established by Aftercare to provide an early intervention service focused specifically on the needs of children and young people within a family context. It is a no-cost Family Mental Health Support Service funded by the Department of Social Services and delivered by Aftercare.
Take 2 works in partnership with families and carers to provide a flexible support service for kids and teens living in Cairns South who are at risk of or experiencing mental health issues.
Take 2 offers long-term early intervention (6 -12 months) for participants requiring intensive support. This support could be goal setting, mentoring and practical support to help build strengths. It also offers short-term assistance, information and referral as well as community outreach, home visits and group-based activities.

Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR: CS)

Aftercare’s Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR: CS) program provides a range of flexible support options for carers of people with mental health issues.

Group Support

Eastern Suburbs Aftercare (ESA)

The program is a consumer-driven community-based rehabilitation and recovery service that provides a wide range of social leisure and therapeutic programs for people with mental health issues. A range of activities and living skills programs is delivered on-site and in the community using our own qualified Support Workers and contracted specialists. The ESA program is based in Randwick, NSW.

Floresco Centre

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.

Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young (POPPY)

POPPY is a supported playgroup for mothers with mental health issues and their children from 0 – 5 years (and not at school). The mental health issues may be diagnosed or undiagnosed and may be associated with domestic violence.
Our POPPY Playgroup (Kingsgrove, NSW) and POPPY Centre (Ipswich, QLD) provides a safe place for exploration of parenting concerns and enhances confidence in parenting. POPPY supports mothers to actively engage with their children and other families, and supports families to connect with services.

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.

Health & Wellbeing Centres

Floresco Centre

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.

headspace

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace works to reduce the impact of mental health issues and drug and alcohol use on young people. headspace is about making a difference to the lives of young people, offering support for social and emotional wellbeing, to help people get support quickly.

The centres are governed by a number of organisations who all work in partnership to deliver a variety of services. Aftercare is the lead agency for six centres; Ipswich, Meadowbrook, Nundah and Woolloongabba in QLD, and Miranda and Hurstville in NSW.

All centres offer a ‘one stop shop’ for young people aged between 12-25 who may have concerns about their physical health, mental health, or about using alcohol or other drugs.

All services are free and confidential and are intended to provide a place where young people can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.

LikeMind

LikeMind is an innovative model of holistic care via integrated services for people with mental health concerns across four core streams: mental health, drug and alcohol, physical health, and social needs such as linkages to employment, vocational training and housing.

The one centre provides triage, assessment, treatment, care coordination and discharge planning by a consortium of government and non-government providers.
Aftercare is the lead agency for the Orange and Wagga Wagga LikeMind sites.

Individual Support

Ashfield/Biala/Mawarra

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 Centre

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.

Youth Support

headspace

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace works to reduce the impact of mental health issues and drug and alcohol use on young people. headspace is about making a difference to the lives of young people, offering support for social and emotional wellbeing, to help people get support quickly.

The centres are governed by a number of organisations who all work in partnership to deliver a variety of services. Aftercare is the lead agency for six centres; Ipswich, Meadowbrook, Nundah and Woolloongabba in QLD, and Miranda and Hurstville in NSW.

All centres offer a ‘one stop shop’ for young people aged between 12-25 who may have concerns about their physical health, mental health, or about using alcohol or other drugs.

All services are free and confidential and are intended to provide a place where young people can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.

Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (HYEPP)

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is an integrated and holistic service for young people experiencing early psychosis or at risk of developing psychosis, and their families.
It is an opportunity for headspace to make a real difference in the lives of young people and their families affected by psychosis. hYEPP’s foundations are built on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model and is based at the headspace Woolloongabba, QLD site.

Kurinda

Kurinda specialises in providing assistance to young people between the ages of 14-24 years who have a diagnosed mental health condition/s.

Our 24 hour facility has three levels of accommodation available, ranging from high support through to independent living, and residents are able to stay for short, medium and long terms, depending on individual needs.

Due to the limited numbers of spaces available at Kurinda, it is difficult to predict when an opening may arise. Therefore, it is best to ensure your client or loved one is on our list of interested clients so that they can be considered as soon as an opening arises. Please register your interest by completing the Initial Referral Form .

Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young (POPPY)

POPPY is a supported playgroup for mothers with mental health issues and their children from 0 – 5 years (and not at school). The mental health issues may be diagnosed or undiagnosed and may be associated with domestic violence.
Our POPPY Playgroup (Kingsgrove, NSW) and POPPY Centre (Ipswich, QLD) provides a safe place for exploration of parenting concerns and enhances confidence in parenting. POPPY supports mothers to actively engage with their children and other families, and supports families to connect with services.

Take 2

Take 2 was established by Aftercare to provide an early intervention service focused specifically on the needs of children and young people within a family context. It is a no-cost Family Mental Health Support Service funded by the Department of Social Services and delivered by Aftercare.
Take 2 works in partnership with families and carers to provide a flexible support service for kids and teens living in Cairns South who are at risk of or experiencing mental health issues.
Take 2 offers long-term early intervention (6 -12 months) for participants requiring intensive support. This support could be goal setting, mentoring and practical support to help build strengths. It also offers short-term assistance, information and referral as well as community outreach, home visits and group-based activities.

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units (YRRU)

Youth Residential Rehabilitation Units are 24 hour residential services which offer support to young people aged 16-21 who have a diagnosed mental health condition/s, or are experiencing significant mental health difficulties. 
YRRU offers accommodation, as well as assistance with living skills, social skills, money management, transportation and travel training, social opportunities, regular exercise programs, liaison with clinical mental health and medical family practice support, and enrolment in various educational or vocational programs.
Our aim is to enable young adults to enhance their personal skills so that they can build and maintain their independence and emotional wellbeing, their connections with their family and friends and their relationships within the community.
YRRU have three locations: Cairns, Aspley and Greenslopes.