Sub-acute residential recovery care

Sub-acute step up, step down service - MACKAY

This service provides short term (up to 28 days) support in a residential setting, providing an alternative to hospitalisation (step up) or transition from hospital back into the community (step down). Residents can access specialist (clinical) mental health staff 24 hours a day, while also being supported to strengthen relationships with family and friends, and skills for living safely in the community. This service provides a schedule of group activities alongside individual 1:1 support based on your strengths and goals as identified in your individual recovery plan.

Who for:

People who need short term intensive recovery support to help them transition out of an acute mental health facility or to help them avoid hospitalisation.

How to access:

Access is through the clinical provider and facilitated through psychiatric assessment.

Outcome statement:

Stabilised mental health and the skills to live safely in the community.

Site description

The residence is located in central Mackay and has self-contained apartments which can accommodate six people each. They are fully equipped with fridge, cooking facilities and linen. There is also a community outdoor area with a bbq. There are no costs charged to you for staying at Mackay step up, step down service.