Pathways to Recovery is a psychosocial recovery-oriented program which provides individual support to people living with a diagnosed mental illness. Recovery-oriented practice is a key principle underpinning the services participants receive from MHACA. This supports people to recognise and take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing, and to define their own goals. Once a participant is accepted into MHACA a more comprehensive assessment is done with a Mental Health Support Worker. An Individual Recovery Plan is then developed from what the person would like to achieve. Individual recovery plans can include goals like:
- strategies for maintaining wellness
- gaining meaningful employment
- studying or learning new skills
- engaging in community activities
- learning to do tasks like online shopping.
MHACA support workers can meet with participants in their home, at MHACA or elsewhere in the community. Having a consistent and stable support worker helps people to achieve their recovery goals. MHACA support workers can:
- assist people to attend appointments
- assist with forms and administration
- help build life skills
- break isolation and keep people connected.
The NDIS has given participants with a plan the choice to access MHACA individual support services as well as other services at MHACA including group activities, weekend activities and the Drop-in Centre.
Who can participate?
To be eligible for the Pathways to Recovery Program participants need to be adults living with a mental illness. New participants can either self-refer or be referred through another service provider. Download the referral form. We welcome enquiries from people with and without an NDIS plan.