The Prevention and Recovery Care service in Warrnambool provides adults experiencing mental health and well-being challenges with access to specialist mental health staff 24 hours a day. The goal of Prevention and Recovery Care is to support clients in achieving stabilised mental health and to provide the skills needed to live safely in the community.

Warrnambool Prevention and Recovery Care has three programs:  

  • Adult PARC APARC for short term residential stays  
  • Extended PARC for medium term residential stays, and  
  • Day PARC for day program attendance.  

About Prevention and Recovery Care: 

This service provides a schedule of group activities alongside tailored individual one to one support based on each client’s strengths and goals, as identified in a personal recovery plan. 

Prevention and Recovery Care is designed to support transitions out of hospital or to help clients avoid a hospital stay. 

Warrnambool Prevention and Recovery Care is known locally as Ngootyoong.  

Who is Prevention and Recovery Care for? 

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

The Warrnambool Prevention and Recovery Care service is funded by South West Health Care.  

How do I register my interest in Prevention and Recovery Care? 

Applicants for the Warrnambool Prevention and Recovery Care service must be aged 16 years and over.  

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

Eligibility is contingent on Area Mental Health Service case management.  

Why choose Mind for sub-acute residential recovery care? 

Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year. 

Mind partners with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community. 

Mind is one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services. 

We are a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental ill-health, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery.  

What do our Prevention and Recovery Care clients say? 

“I felt listened to and supported at all times and I was encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and go to the groups, which helped me a lot”- anonymous client. 

Contact details

Warrnambool, 3280, VIC  
1300 286 463   
[email protected]


Funding types available


Age range