Anglicare has received funding to expand the Personal Helpers and Mentors program into Kingborough and Clarence in southern Tasmania.
The Federal Government recently announced the provision of an additional $486,000 for the service which supports people recovering from mental illness to set and achieve personal goals, improve relationships with family and friends, and reconnect with their local community.
Anglicare already delivers the Personal Helpers and Mentors program in Greater Hobart, Sorell, Tasman, Brighton, the Southern Midlands, the Central Highlands and the Derwent Valley.
Three new workers will be employed as a result of the additional funding. The funding is particularly targeted to groups including young people leaving out-of-home care, people at risk of homelessness, indigenous Australians and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
The Personal Helpers and Mentors program works with people aged 16 years and over whose ability to manage their daily activities and live independently in the community is impacted because of severe mental illness.