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Mind South Australia
Mind Australia offers a range of community and residential services in South Australia:
- Information & Advice Service
- Personalised Support Services
- Residential Services
- Family and Carer Services
- Group Support Services
- Care Coordination
Getting access to Mind services
If you are interested in discussing our services either for yourself, a friend or family member or a client, you can call us at Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 (1300 AT MIND), or email infoSA@mindaustralia.org.au.
Participation in services offered by Mind is voluntary. Most of our services are free or are available for a small charge. In accommodation services, a service fee or rent is usually charged.
1. Information & Advice Service
Having the right information is helpful in any situation, and we know it is essential when you are dealing with the impact of mental ill-health. People have many questions: What services are available? Who provides them in my area? What can I do to help someone I care about? Are there any services for families and carers?
This website has information about Mind services and about recovery from mental ill-health. If you can’t find what you are looking for then contact Mind and we will help either through one of our services or by a referral to other local services.
2. Personalised Support Services
Mind works to support people experiencing mental health issues in their personal recovery. The type of services offered to an individual varies, depending on what they need and what else is available in the local community.
Some of the areas that people need help in could be:
- Managing the effects of mental ill-health
- Improving physical health
- Finding and/or keeping a job, or returning to education
- Building new friendships, and joining local activities
- Developing living skills such as cooking or managing money
- Addressing drug and alcohol use
- Finding suitable housing
Each client has a mental health worker who works with them to create an individual recovery plan. This plan sets out what the client wants to achieve, and what both the client and the worker are each going to do. Our worker will involve family and carers wherever possible in this planning.
Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
The Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Initiative is a targeted service designed to provide General Practitioners and other health professionals with a pathway to refer eligible individuals to mental health counseling services at no cost. Mind is sub contracted by the Medicare Local to provide all of the ATAPS services in the Country South areas and Suicide Prevention Services in the Central Adelaide Hills areas. For further information click here.
3. Residential Services
Mind’s Residential Rehabilitation Services offer residential environments for people aged between 16 and 65 who have a mental health problem and need additional support. The residential experience enables people to work on their personal recovery and optimise their capacity to live independently in the community.
4. Family and Carer Services
Mind recognises the importance of families and carers in the lives of many of our clients. We provide support to families that include a person with mental health issues.
Our staff will take the time to find out what is most helpful for an individual family, and we will work with family members to explore a range of options that best suits their needs. This may include social and recreational activities in the local area, a range of groups, peer support, holidays or other supports. This also may include a referral to other services in your area, such as counselling services, carer support groups and other services that may assist you.
5. Group Support Services
Group support services provide opportunities for involvement activities in the general community. Groups are a place where clients can meet other people, develop friendships, give and receive peer support and learn new skills. Contact Mind to get information about Group Support Services and where they are run.
6. Care Coordination Services
Mind’s Care Coordination Services are a specialist approach, designed to assist a broad range of services to work in more coordinated ways. It is a flexible and creative way of working that brings services together to respond more effectively and strategically to meet people’s needs.
Mind Care Coordination is commonly provided to clients receiving services from a number of agencies.
For more information call us on 1300 286 463 or email infoSA@mindaustralia.org.au.