Mind supports people with mental illness in their recovery, to help them live well in the community, with or without symptoms. They work with people who have a range of often complex issues resulting from mental illness, and their families and carers, and have been doing this work for over 30 years in Victoria and now for more than four years in South Australia.
The journey people take to reclaim their lives when they have a mental illness or are homeless is a very personal process. Mind’s role in this journey is to encourage individual solutions that help people take control of their lives, foster self-belief and connect people with the community. Mind does this through a holistic approach that facilitates people to:
- Set goals and achieve them
- Manage their mental and physical health
- Develop a clearer sense of personal identity
- Develop trusting and supportive relationships
- Get back to work, school or tertiary studies
- Develop skills to live independently in the community
Mind sees recovery as a process which involves accepting, adapting and moving along pathways to participate more fully in the community. Recovery does not necessarily mean being symptom free or ‘cured’, but learning to come to terms with, manage and live well even in the presence of a mental illness. Mind has more than 93 programs across Victoria and South Australia, employing more than 550 staff and provides services to more than 4,000 people each year. They have proven expertise in the areas that they operate in and a solid reputation built over 30 years of delivering services.
Mind provides a comprehensive range of programs including; residential rehabilitation, outreach services, transition to independent living, transition to stable and secure accommodation, respite for carers, volunteer and mentor programs, individual service packages and programs that foster healthy living, creative expression and participation in employment. – less