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.
NT Partners in Recovery
NT Partners in Recovery (PIR) offers person-centred care coordination for people with complex needs. It encourages and supports collaboration between the services involved by clarifying roles and responsibilities, developing effective communication channels and ensuring the person’s needs are identified and strategies are in place to respond.
Recovery is different for everyone. PIR participants decide what it means for them and what they want your life to be like. PIR can help individuals to have a hopeful, meaningful and satisfying life beyond their mental illness. PIR participants have a PIR Facilitator who will work with them, their families or carer to help plan their recovery and get the services and support needed to get there.
PIR supports individuals, and their carers and families by facilitating tailored ‘wrap-around’ care. PIR brings together a range of agencies across the mental health, general health, housing, employment and training, and drug and alcohol sectors and acts as the mechanism that glues together all the services and supports that a person may need to recover. Partners in Recovery is not a clinical service or a new ‘service’ in the traditional sense. Rather, it has a facilitation role to assist in finding and/or better coordinating existing services and supports.
Who can participate?
PIR assists people with complex needs to navigate the service system and to establish a coordinated approach to meeting their needs across the various services they require.
Referrals are welcome from service providers, clinical services, GP’s, family or carers and health services. People are also welcome to self-refer to the program.
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