Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health Services

The Southern Cross Care mental health service is underpinned by the philosophy and principles of the recovery framework.  This ensures a customer centred approach towards service delivery, supports real choice and control for individuals and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

We provide a suite of community mental health services.  These services employ a dedicated planning facilitator who is responsible for leading the development of a person centred, recovery philosophy and works with individuals, families and staff to ensure supports are built around personal needs, choices and aspirations. We are also a part of the Mental Health Commission’s Individual Community Living Strategy which is an innovative program created to support people to live independently in their own homes.

Community Options is a unique program which offers accommodation and intensive support, as an alternative to hospitalisation, for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.  We have three houses in the metropolitan area which are staffed by experienced and dedicated mental health teams, providing long term recovery-focused support in a comfortable home environment.  We operate services which are located in Bentley, Stirling and Mount Claremont.  The aim is to provide supports to increase independence and to help residents to reconnect with families, friends and the community.