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Housing with support - Psychosocial residential rehabilitation - WILLIAMSTOWN

Mind’s Williamstown Psychosocial residential rehabilitation service providing people who have significant mental health and wellbeing concerns with accommodation for a limited time period (up to 24 months) and 24/7 NDIS funded support from onsite Mind Australia staff.  

Our Psychosocial residential services provide safe, stable accommodation, in a supportive community environment, for people to focus on their recovery.  

Residents support and learn from each other and have genuine co-design input into individual and group support sessions. Residents develop a greater understanding of their mental health, learn life skills like confidence and connection with others, and receive support with activities of daily living to continually build their capacity to live independently. We work with residents, their families, friends and carers to build a high quality, program of support tailored to their unique needs and NDIS plan goals. 

About the residence 

This residence located in Williamstown – a south-west suburb of Melbourne - is walking distance from local shops, cafes and the beach. 

Our property in Williamstown comprises of two separate buildings; one for men (unit 1) and one for women (unit 2). Both unit 1 and 2 comprise of five bedrooms, two of which include ensuites. There is shared kitchen, dining, living areas and also shared bathrooms and laundry. There is a shared communal lounge room on the site with a TV and a computer for the residents to use. There is also a meeting room, which is used as a private space to hold 1:1 meetings, etc. We have a large courtyard with outdoor seating, veggie garden and bbq area. The staff base is located within the premises but is separate from the residential living quarters. 

Who is Psychosocial residential rehabilitation for? 

Mind’s Williamstown Psychosocial residential rehabilitation services are designed for people who have significant mental health and wellbeing concerns which have impacted their capacity to live independently. 

This service is for people requiring psychosocial residential rehabilitation for a specific time period (up to 24 months), in a peer recovery community environment, with 24/7 support. 

In most cases, residents fund their Psychosocial residential rehabilitation service via their NDIS package. Residents with NDIS packages that feature funding for Flexible Core -  Activities of Daily Living, or Supported Independent Living, plus Capacity Building, typically choose help with: 

- better understanding their mental illness and developing strategies to manage mental health 

- decision making, daily planning and budgeting 

- engaging in a community with other peers who share common goals around recovery, acceptance and inclusivity 

- developing meaningful connections in the broader community  

- building skills for shopping and cooking for healthy eating 

- written communication and filling in forms 

- learning to maintain a household with tasks such as laundry and cleaning 

- developing and maintaining connections with family and friends 

- getting ready for the day and other personal care tasks 

- building skills and capacity to live independently 

How do I register my interest for Housing with support?  

Applicants must:  

  • have enduring mental health and wellbeing concerns   
  • be between 18-64 years of age  
  • have the financial means to pay for rent and utilities  
  • have an NDIS package to fund support    

To register your interest in this service or for general information about Mind services, contact us via Mind Connect or phone: 1300 286 463  

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Why choose Mind for Housing with support services? 

We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years. Every individual's journey to a life of meaning and purpose is unique, which is why our services are flexible and offer genuine choice and control.   

We work with residents and their families, friends and carers to build a high quality, program of support tailored to their unique needs and NDIS plan goals. Our qualified staff work in partnership with residents and their family, friends and carers to strengthen personal skills and build independence.  

We promote a sense of community in our housing services to encourage residents to share and support each other, including taking part in group activities.  

Some of our Housing staff are peer workers – people with lived experience of mental ill-health. Our peer workers lead skills-based peer learning workshops with residents among other work. We are a leading employer of people with lived experience, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery.  

Mind is also working with the NDIA as a chosen provider to pilot a new home and living support approach for NDIS participants with a psychosocial disability. Find out more about the Home and Living Demonstration Project here

What do our residents say? 

“Coming here has been the biggest and happiest step of my recovery because it has really given me a chance to get all the parts of my life together.” – Read Rob’s story here.