Mental Health Services
The experience of mental illness is an acutely individual journey. People with mental illness can often lose confidence in their skills, neglect interpersonal relationships and overlook their own personal needs.
Our mental health services provide support during the recovery process to enable consumers to participate and develop in their communities. Consumers are encouraged to direct the level of care and support they require.
Our Mental Health services provide:
We are funded to deliver programs which include: Day to Day Living in the Community Program in Orange and Mental Health Respite in the Central West, Orana, Riverina, Mid North Coast, Southern Highlands, Northern Sydney and Cumberland Prospect regions.
Our Mental Health services are committed to helping to achieve outcomes with consumers and utilizing this information to improve service delivery. Incorporated into individual planning is the use of validated routine outcomes measurement tools to communicate accountable practices to consumers and instil confidence in the commitment to the consumer's recovery.
Catholic Community Services has recently partnered with the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) to pilot the Rehabilitation for Recovery training delivered by the MHCC Learning and Development Unit. This course has been delivered to staff in both metropolitan Sydney and regional locations.
Our Mental Health First Aid instructors continue to provide ongoing training to up skill Catholic Community Services staff in the field of mental health and have enabled us to increase access to training in regional and rural areas.
Our aim is to continue to develop services that address gaps in the community and to drive innovation in strengthening the capacity of people with a mental illness. We believe in expanding our partnerships to provide better access to a range of services for consumers and to develop evidence based research.