Mind delivers services informed by evidence and consistent with a social model of health.
Mind Australia offers a range of community and residential services in Victoria:
- 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 on Call us on 1300 286 463 (1300 AT MIND), or email infoVIC@mindaustralia.org.au. All contacts are confidential.
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 in their personal recovery from mental ill-health.
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
The type and extent of services offered to an individual varies, depending on what they need and what else is available in the local community.
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.
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.
Click here for more information about our residential services.
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. We also provide a specialist family therapy service in some areas.
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.
Click here for more information about Group Support Services.
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 client’s needs.
Mind Care Coordination is commonly provided to clients receiving services from a number of agencies.