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Community Outreach Support
Home and community outreach support involves a support worker and consumer identifying their strengths, values and goals and then working together to achieve or make progress towards them.
Each person develops a clearly defined plan of areas they have chosen to focus on, based on their existing values and strengths. Our role is to help them achieve their goals.
The amount of support varies depending on each person’s level of need and the funding program they are funded through.
Our South Australian outreach services are funded by the South Australian Government through the Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Service (IPRSS).
Community and group programs
We provide a variety of group programs in all states that bring together people receiving support from us around areas of common interest or need. This includes our own group programs, Comet Arts, Flourish and the Optimal Health Program.
These groups might be focused on health issues or they might address people’s goals or aspirations for the future. The common thread is that they are there to provide both guided and peer support to help people pursue their health and wellbeing goals.
We aim wherever possible to connect people with mainstream community programs to support greater community connection and independence.
Our South Australian outreach services are funded by the South Australian Government through the Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Service (IPRSS) and Day and Group Program.
The eligibility criteria varies for our different programs. Please contact this service to discuss whether our programs are suitable for you.
Referrals can be made by individuals, carers, families, mental health professionals or other health care providers.
Referrals must be discussed with the individual prior to making the referral.
We encourage referrals from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, youth and refugees.
Intensive Home Based Support Services (IHBSS)
IHBSS (Intensive Home Based Support Services) provides psychosocial support for people who either have experienced acute episodes of mental illness requiring hospitalisation or who are at risk of being admitted to hospital.
Program participants are provided with up to three months of intensive support aimed at preventing admission or relapse, facilitating early discharge, and transitioning back into the community after leaving hospital.
The type of support provided is dependent on individual needs and goals. Examples of things we can help with include:
- Taking part in social and community activities, and connecting with local services.
- Improving relationships with family and friends.
- Improving physical health and wellbeing.
- Building confidence with everyday tasks such as budgeting, public transport and home care.
- Pursuing education and employment opportunities.
IHBSS Eligibility and referrals
IHBSS is for people who:
- Are aged 16 and over.
- Have a serious mental illness and functional disability.
- Are at risk of relapsing without support.
- Require short-term intensive support.
- Have complex needs (including co-morbid disabilities and drug and alcohol issues).
Referrals for young people and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are at risk of requiring acute care are encouraged.
Referrals to the program can be made via Mental Health Community Teams. Contact us for more information.