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One-to-one support for people recovering from a diagnosed mental health condition.
The Mental Health Recovery Program is for people recovering from a diagnosed mental health condition who live in independent accommodation. The program assists people to overcome barriers that get in the way of their efforts to attain a desired life, by providing on-to-one support.
Recovery focuses on a strengths based, person-centred approach and can include assisting people to achieve goals, strengthening connections to ongoing supports and networks and to test eligibility for the National Disability Scheme (NDIS).
The Mental Health Recovery Program is offered in the South and North of Tasmania. It is not currently offered in the North West.
This service is free, community based, flexible and recovery focused for people aged 16+, and who don’t meet the criteria for older persons mental health services.
The program is funded by the Crown through the Department of Health Tasmania.
If you would like more information about the Mental Health Recovery Service call us on 1800 243 232
You can self-refer or be referred by your GP, community services, allied health professional, or other agencies and service providers.
The service operates from our Launceston or Hobart offices and can include outreach to the home or community.
The referral process is different for the North and the South of Tasmania.
Referrals in the south of the state need to be made by the Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) Case Manager through 1800 243 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All referrals for the North need to be made through the Community Engagement Coordinator by phone on 1800 243 232 or email email@example.com
I had spent a lot of time in hospital when I was unwell.
All my friends and family dropped off and I’d stopped going out of the house. I was pretty miserable.
The only people I used to see were a nurse from the hospital and a doctor once a month.
When I met the Recovery Program worker, she asked questions about me. She didn’t just ask about my medication and what was going on in my head.
She made me feel like a real person.
We started talking about all the things I could do in my life. Then we actually went and had a go at doing them!
I still have some bad days, but I feel more on top of things now.
I haven’t been to hospital for over a year and I am getting out of the house more.
I’m doing some volunteering and looking at enrolling in a TasTAFE course. I have a couple of friends I catch up with most weeks. There’s heaps more stuff I want to start doing now.