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The Program focuses on strengths - what people with mental illness can do, rather than what they can't do.
It focuses on recovery- demonstrating that people with mental illness can lead a fulfilled life in the community with the same opportunities as other people.
Poeple who join the program will work with their own Personal Helper and Mentor who will suppor them on their recovery journey.
What do Personal Helpers and Mentors do?
Personal Helpers and Mentors will work with you to develop goals and strategies to achieve these goals.
They will provide you with opportunities, support and services that will help you reconnect with your community. They will be someone you can talk to when things aren't going well.
It's a team apprach where you and your Personal Helper and Mentor will work together to make things happen and get the outcomes YOU want. It's about trust and respect.
Your Personal Helper and Mentor can support you in many different ways, including:
Working with you to learn how to better manage everyday tasks such as housekeeping, managing finances and learning how to use public transport. Helping you get relationships with family and friends back on track. Accessing appropriate clinical support. Advising you on some parenting difficulties you may be having. Working with you to get you involved in a community activity that you would really like to do. Connecting you with other services or programs that could also support you on your recovery journey, like drug and alcohol, housing, or medical support. Your Personal Helper and Mentor can support you with many different things. The key is that it is up to YOU what you want to achieve from the Program, and how you go about achieving it.