Mind Australia Limited is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.
We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. This includes helping people with the things that make them feel strong and healthy, such as being in control of their life, being resilient and participating in their community. We also work with people to address poverty, housing, education and employment. It is an approach to mental health and wellbeing that is based on a foundation of human rights and looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life.
We also have practitioners able to provide specialised therapies to address more complex behaviours and needs. This includes supporting people who have intellectual disability along with mental ill-health.
From our years of experience, we know that every individual's journey to a life of meaning and purpose is a very personal one, which is why we are committed to helping each individual achieve their dreams. And why we deliver our support services in ways that are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.
Mind is a registered NDIS provider. If you have an NDIS package, ask about our NDIS funded services.
We work hard to engage with families, friends and other carers to involve them in decisions about their loved one’s care, with the consumer's consent. We also have support services specifically for carers.
Many of our support workers have been through their own recovery journey and faced similar challenges. They have a big input into the services we develop. Our services are also shaped by what service users and their families say they want.
We invest a lot in research about mental health recovery and psychosocial disability. Combined with the expertise of service users and their families, this enables us to make sure what we offer works and meets people’s needs. We also share this knowledge, providing training for peer workers and other mental health professionals.
We advocate for basic human rights for everyone; constantly challenging the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health issues, and our service delivery complies with legislated human rights frameworks.