Mind offers a range of community and residential services in South Australia
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Mind South Australia
Mind offers a range of community and residential services in South Australia:
- information and advice
- personalised (outreach) support services
- residential services
- family and carer services
- group support services
- care coordination services
- psychological services.
Our services and family and carer services brochures are translated into five different languages. To download a copy please click the relevant link:
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 our customer service centre Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 (1300 AT MIND), or email email@example.com.
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.
Translation services are available for friends, family and clients for whom English is a second language.
1. Information and advice
Having the right information is helpful in any situation, and we know it is essential when you are dealing with the impact of mental illness. 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 my family, friends and carers?
This website has information about Mind services and about recovery from mental illness. If you can’t find what you are looking for, then contact Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 and we will help either through one of our services or by a referral to other local services.
2. Personalised support services
Mind provides outreach support to help people living with the impact of mental illness gain better mental health and improve the quality of their life.
People often seek our support to improve their abilities to:
- manage the effects of mental illness
- improve physical health
- find and/or keep a job, or return to education
- build new friendships, and join local activities
- develop living skills such as cooking or managing money
- address drug and alcohol use
- find 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 appropriate in this planning.
3. Residential services
Mind has a range of residential services for people who have severe and enduring mental health problems and are in need of additional support. The residential experience enables people to work on their personal recovery and optimise their capacity to live independently in the community.
For more information about Mind's community based residential recovery care services click here.
Residential services in South Australia can only be referred to through a Community Mental Health Coordinator and formal allocation committee.
4. Family and carer support services
At Mind, we recognise that caring for someone with mental health issues can be stressful, and that sometimes you need support yourself. We offer a range of supports, including counselling and peer support, respite, recreation days, carer education, an online forum and support groups. If you call our Carer Helpline on 1300 554 660, we can help you identify what works best for you. (Please note that not all options are available across all Mind service sites.)
5. Group support services
Group support services in South Australia are available for clients, families and carers who already access other services at Mind. We provide opportunities for connection with others who are also on their journey of recovery from mental illness. They also offer involvement in activities out 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 Connect on 1300 286 463 to get information about group support services and where they are run.
6. Care coordination services
Mind’s care coordination services are provided to clients receiving services from a number of agencies. This is a specialist, flexible approach to bringing services together to respond more effectively and strategically around a client's needs.
For more information call us on 1300 286 463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Psychological services
Mind provides psychological support to people in the community (including children) who are struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety and other mild to moderate mental health disorders. Available in the Central Adelaide region, this service is provided free of charge to the client through the federally funded Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).
Mind offers psychological services in Glynde, Mile End and Morphett Vale.
This is not a crisis service, but is available to people with a mental health treatment plan from their GP and who would benefit from short-term, goal focused psychological support. Click here for more information .
Suicide prevention service
Also available through ATAPS funding and delivered in the Central Adelaide region, Mind's suicide prevention service provides assessment, brief intervention and support to individuals at low-to-moderate risk of suicide, who have engaged in self-harming behaviors or expressed suicidal ideations and who are able to be managed in a primary health setting. For further information click here.