Residential services

Peer Recovery Community (PRC) - BRUNSWICK

At our Peer Recovery Community, you'll receive 1:1 support. Guided by an assessment of your strengths and areas you'd like support with, you will have your own individual recovery plan. You will be able to participate in peer learning workshops, which increase confidence and knowledge in: understanding the mental health system; individual recovery; building on personal strengths; fitting in within a community; creating a satisfying life; and re-establishing and maintaining supportive relationships. The combination of the workshops and individual support allows personal development and growth. Residents usually stay for a period of up to 12 months.

Who for:

People who need a lot of support to recover from mental illness and build independent living skills in a safe, home-like environment.

How to access:

Access is via the Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) intake system which for Brunswick is through Neami on 1300 379 462.
People eligible for a place must be between the ages of 16-64yrs, be assessed as having disability associated with a psychiatric condition and limited capacity for social and economic participation. Applicants must have a preparedness to participate in peer group work, and be committed to personal growth.

Outcome statement:

Enhanced confidence and the skills to live independently in the community.

Site description

The Peer Recovery Community-Brunswick has 17 single occupancy rooms. Each room has its own bathroom and toilet, open plan room with a double bed, including space for some small furniture items and a kitchenette which includes whitegoods and a fridge. On the ground floor of the property there is a communal loungeroom with TV and dining area. On the second floor there is a communal kitchen. At the rear of the property there are outdoor areas with seating and BBQ. The property is located approximately 200 metres from Sydney Road in the heart of Brunswick and is close to shops, trams, buses and trains.
VIC 3056