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Mental Health Community Support Service

 

Dianella Mental Health Community Support Services work with people who are living in the communtiy who are suffering from a diagnosed mental illness.

 

Our programs aim to provide clients with the opportunity for developing social skills and independent living skills either within a group environment at a Dianella centre or at the client's home (home-based outreach).

 

As part of the individualised service, a key worker will work with a client on establishing meaningful goals and will them work towards their recovery.

 

Our services provide clients with a safe and supportive environment where they can work on increasing their quality of life by reducing social isolation through the development of social networks, developing self esteem, increasing motivation and developing new or re-learning old skills.

 

Anyone who has a diagnosed mental illness and wants to be involved in meeting new people and learning new skills can join our programs.

 

Our programs are free.

 

Click on the links below for further information including where the program is based and the hours of the programs.

 
 

Day to Day Living

 

The primary aim of our Day to Day Living program is to increase community participation to participants with severe and persistent mental illness to:

 

  • develop new skills and/or relearn old skills;
  • develop social networks;
  • participate in community activities;
  • develop confidence; and
  • accomplish personal goals

Venue: Dianella Community Health, 6 Newbold Ave, Craigieburn

 

Operates: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 with a severe and persistent mental illness, living in the City of Hume.

 

Contact: Mental Health intake 1300 234 263

 

For further information: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-d2dl

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Standard home-based outreach

 

Home-based outreach support provides support to clients living in their own homes, whether the home is a rooming house, supported residential service or public / private housing. The program aims to reduce isolation, assist with learning or re-learning the activities of daily living, the development of social skills and the facilitation of access to community services.

 

Centrally coordinated from: Dianella Community Health, 393 Camp Road, Broadmeadows

 

Operates: 1 - 1.5 hours of support per week per client, Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 who are experiencing a severe and persistent mental illness and who live in the City of Hume.

 

Contact: Mental Health intake  1300 234 263

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Moderate home-based outreach

 

Assisting clients to secure long-term accomodation, this program provides a pathway out of homelessness for individuals who have a diagnosed mental illness and complex needs. provides support to clients living in their own homes, whether the home is a rooming house, supported residential service or public / private housing. The program aims to reduce isolation, assist with learning or re-learning the activities of daily living, the development of social skills and the facilitation of access to community services.

 

Centrally coordinated from: Dianella Community Health, 6 Newbold Ave, Craigieburn

 

Operates: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 who are experiencing a severe and persistent mental illness, who live in the City of Hume, have a history of homelessness and are eligible for public housing.

 

Contact: Mental Health intake  1300 234 263

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Intensive home-based outreach

 

This program provides a continuum of support to clients with complex needs who are currently in forensic and bed-based clinicial rehabilitation services. Clients will be supported to access appropriate, stable and affordable housing/accommodation. Support varies depending on the individual needs of the client.

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 who are experiencing a severe and persistent mental illness, with multiple and complex needs, who live in the City of Hume and are currently residing in Secure Extended Care Units or Community Care Units.

 

Centrally coordinated from: Dianella Community Health, 6 Newbold Ave, Craigieburn

 

Operates: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 who are experiencing a severe and persistent mental illness, who live in the City of Hume, have a history of homelessness and are eligible for public housing.

 

Contact: Mental Health intake  1300 234 263

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Day Program

 

The Day Program aims to create a sense of belonging to a community, provide peer support and an atmosphere where a range of social and daily living skills can be learnt. A client's involvement can be an important source of support and respite for families and carers.

 

Venue: Dianella Health, 393 Camp Road, Broadmeadows

 

Operates: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

Eligiblity: Clients aged 16-64 with a psychiatric disability as a result of severe mental illness

 

Contact: Mental Health intake 1300 234 263

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