MHACA offers a range of services which aim to promote recovery and facilitate wellness for people living with mental illness or going through mental distress.

The Pathways To Recovery Program supports individuals and families through the provision of one to one support in the community and case coordination.

Therapeutic group activities are also provided by MHACA and are focused on educational pursuits, personal development, living skills, artistic expression and opportunities for recreation and outings, both at MHACA and in the community.

The Drop-in Centres at MHACA gives participants the opportunity to engage with others; breaking down social isolation and encouraging community integration.

MHACA welcomes enquiries from people with NDIS plans. Participants are required to have a mental health diagnosis and need to have an intake interview to access services.

Hearing Voices is a weekly support group at MHACA for voice hearers or people who have intrusive thoughts.

What is recovery?

Recovery is a fundamental principle underpinning all of MHACA’s programs and services.

Patricia Deegan reflecting on her own recovery states:

“…recovery does not mean cure. Rather recovery is an attitude, a stance, and a way of approaching the day’s challenges. It is not a perfectly linear journey. There are times of rapid gains and disappointing relapses. There are times of just living, just staying quiet, resting and regrouping. Each person’s journey of recovery is unique.”

in Recovery, A journey of the Heart 1996, in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 19, No 3

The links below provide an overview of the principles and practice of recovery which underpin our work.

National framework for recovery oriented practice
A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services by the Australian Government