Pathways to Recovery
The Pathways to Recovery Program is a psychosocial recovery based rehabilitation program which provides one on one support to participants who have a mental illness and are ready to work on their own recovery. Once a participant is accepted into the program a more comprehensive assessment is done with a Mental Health Support Worker. A recovery plan is developed from what the person would like to achieve.
The Program aims to provide support, education and skills building, so participants are able to have a better quality of life and live within the community without stigma.
The types of support available include:
- Support with living skills such as weekly shopping (including transport to the supermarket and assistance with meal planning and healthy food choices),
- Basic budgeting skills, and assistance with setting up direct debts or Centrelink deductions,
- Referrals to other services such as drug and alcohol services, counsellors, CAHS-MH. The support worker can assist participants to get to their appointments and accompany them if requested,
- Assistance with completing forms e.g.: application form for studies, NT Housing,
- Attending case conferences with all services involved with the participant’s care, to see what each service is doing for the participants and discuss any gaps of service,
- Advocacy, and
- Assistance with accessing the NDIS.
Who can participate?
To be eligible for the Pathways to Recovery Program participants need to be over 18 years of age and have a diagnosed mental illness. New participants can either self-refer or be referred through another service provider.
We welcome enquiries from people with an NDIS plan.
Mental Health Tenancy Support Program
MHACA has a long history of advocating for safe, secure and affordable housing, and the need for adequate support for tenants.
The Tenancy Support Program (TSP) is a client centred case management service which assists people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find appropriate housing and maintain their tenancies.
TSP develops a tailored plan to meet the specific needs of individuals and to help sustain their tenancies, including through tenancy support, advocacy, case management, financial planning and referral to services.
The Tenancy Support Program:
- Helps participants to develop an understanding of their obligations under the Residential Tenancy Act
- Provides education about the Public Housing Safety Officers (if applicable)
- Develops a holistic and client centred case management plan for every participant
Who can participate?
Public housing tenants, or persons who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services. This may be because they are not in public housing or on the public housing waiting list due to past problems or reasons associated with their mental health, and are staying in private, community or temporary accommodation or are homeless.
- Have a diagnosed psychiatric disability
- Require mental health assessment, referral and support services, or
- Have complex needs that include mental Illness