Mind offers a range of community and residential services in South Australia
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Mind South Australia
Mind offers a range of specialist psychosocial support services to help you gain better mental health and improve the quality of your life.
Mind provides practical and motivational support that helps you develop the skills you need to move on, thrive and reclaim your life.
From our years of experience, we know every person's journey to a life of meaning and purpose is a very personal one - so we help you in ways that best suit you.
We care about you and the important people in your life, so will gladly involve them in planning and decisions about your care, according to your wishes.
Mind will be a registered provider in the NDIS as it rolls into South Australia.
- Information and advice
- Support coordination
- Group recreation, leisure and support
- Home and community support
- Counselling, coaching and learning
- Residential services
- Sub-acute residential recovery care
- Family and carer support
Getting access to Mind services
If you are interested in discussing our services - either for yourself, a friend, family member or a client - call our customer service centre Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 (1300 AT MIND) or email email@example.com. All contacts are confidential.
Interpreters are available if English is not your first language.
1. Information and advice
We know having the right information 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 point you in the right direction. Carers can get support and information to help them in their caring role by calling the Carer Helpline on 1300 554 660.
Lived experience online forum
Moderated by mental health practitioners and consumers working in peer support roles, this online forum is a useful resource to build your support network and access information relevant to your mental health recovery.
The forums provide a means for you to learn from others with a similar experience and feel connected.
Carers online forum
Moderated by mental health practitioners and carers working in peer support roles, this online forum is a useful resource for carers of people living with mental ill-health to build their support network and access information relevant to their own wellbeing and their loved one's mental health recovery.
The forum provides a means for you to learn from others sharing similar experiences and feel connected.
2. Support coordination
If you need support from a number of different agencies, Mind can help you coordinate support from a range of services to ensure your needs are met.
This is a specialist, flexible approach to bringing services together to respond more effectively and strategically around your needs.
3. Group recreation, leisure and support
Mind offers a variety of social, creative, active leisure and support groups the provide a way for people to share their experiences of living with mental health issues and their recovery journey whilst engaging in enjoyable, healing or skill-building activities. Group activities in South Australia are available to clients, families and carers who are already accessing other services from Mind.
Contact Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 to get information about groups and where they are run.
4. Home and community support
Your personal assistant and mentor comes to you to help you build skills and confidence in daily life activities. They'll also help you with some of the bigger things, like making friends and exploring new interests and experiences. With home and community support, you can focus on your personal recovery and growth.
Examples of the kinds of things you can ask for help with include:
- managing daily household tasks and taking care of yourself
- meal planning, shopping and cooking
- budgeting and managing day-to-day tasks
- managing and supporting you with appointments and activities (doctors, social workers, Centrelink, etc.).
- supporting you on social outings and recreation activities
- learning to use public transport and building confidence to get out on your own
- social support and encouragement
5. Counselling, coaching and learning
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 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 behaviours or expressed suicidal ideations and who are able to be managed in a primary health setting. For further information click here.
Mind Recovery College™ offers peer-led short courses. This is an award-winning model, where people with real life experience of recovery share what works.
Call Mind Connect on 1300 286 463 for more information on any of our counselling, coaching and learning services.
6. Residential services
Mind offers a range of residential services in a safe, home-like environment 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 via a community mental health coordinator and formal allocation committee.
7. 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.)