This service supports individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges and are also experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. 

Mind support staff guide clients to access appropriate housing, and refer them to the relevant services that will help to build their capacity to sustain and maintain their housing.

The aim of the Yandina program is to assist people from the Manningham, Whitehorse and Monash areas to reach their long-term housing goals.

About Yandina

This program offers outreach support for adults experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness, or are living in unsafe or unsatisfactory accommodation.

Yandina participants receive:

  • person centred assistance and advocacy to access and secure affordable and safe accommodation to break the cycle of homelessness
  • recovery orientated, strengths focused support to promote social and emotional wellbeing
  • support to make connections with general and specialised community support services
  • support to make connections with and participate in the wider community, including peer focused support and health education to promote recovery.

A Mind Community Mental Health Practitioner will also assist you to connect to other service providers in the community as needed.

The Yandina Program is funded by the Department of Families Fairness and Housing.

Who is Yandina for?

This program is for adults in Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash council regions who are: experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, living in unsafe accommodation, or having difficulty maintaining their current housing.

How do I register my interest in Yandina?

Referrals can be made by calling Mind Connect on 1300 286 463.

Why choose Mind for psychosocial support?

Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges 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 challenges 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 Yandina participants say?

This program helped me find the courage to believe in myself and the courage to get my own rental unit. I just wouldn’t be who I am now without your support. There are just so many ways you helped, but now I really do believe in myself.
- anonymous.

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