Mind Australia supports clients to live independent, productive and satisfying lives through a comprehensive range of services.
Mind Australia is a leading provider of community mental health services in Victoria and South Australia. We support our clients to live independent, productive and purposeful lives through a range of community and residential services. That includes personalised support services, residential and prevention and recovery care (PARC) services, family and carer services, group support services and care coordination services and the Mind Recovery College.
The video below provides a great insight into our work here at Mind. Two of our clients, Kristine and Tony, have kindly agreed to share their individual stories while our Board Chair, Julian Gardner, discusses Mind's broad direction and ongoing commitment to individuals, families and carers. We hope you enjoy it.
Recovery from mental ill-health is a diverse, personal and social experience. Our approach focuses on proactive and purposeful engagement to build trusting relationships between staff and clients. We believe the quality of this collaborative relationship is central to supporting personal recovery and promoting wellbeing. We ensure our services not only take into account the individual with mental ill-health but also encompass families, friends and carers. Our Model of Recovery Orientated Practice provides an in-depth look at our approach when working with clients.
Mind Australia is an incorporated company limited by guarantee, not for profit organisation that receives the majority of its funding from State and Federal Government.
We acknowledge the importance of this funding and collaboration in working with us to support people’s mental health recovery within the communities we work. Mind is also supported by a diverse range of trusts, foundations, community organisations and individuals. We are particularly grateful to our many regular donors that contribute to our iMind program which funds several initiatives.
On 2 December 2013 ARAFEMI Victoria merged with Mind Australia. The merger will deliver the next generation of services and supports for consumers, families and carers. We want to thank ARAFEMI for the valuable contribution it made to carers and consumers affected by mental ill-health over the past 34 years. Click here to access ARAFEMI Reflections which celebrates ARAFEMI and its many achievements.