What is the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program?
The Personal Helpers and Mentors Program is a new program that supports people whose lives are severely affected by a severe mental illness. 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. People who join the program will work with their own Personal Helper and Mentor who will support them on their recovery journey.
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 ould also support you on your recovery journey, like drug and alcohol, housing, or medical support.
Contact: This program is available from the St Luke's Bendigo Office.
Contact Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm