GOLD SPONSOR: Mind is one of the largest and oldest community-managed mental health support agencies in Australia. For 40 years now the organisation has walked alongside tens of thousands of people living with the effects of mental ill-health, and their families and carers, to help them live a better life of their own choosing. This year alone they will provide support to 11,500 people.
Its mental health services are available in over 60 locations across Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and will soon open its first service in Western Australia.
Mind will be offering services to people with mental health and dual disability support packages in the NDIS, and will continue to provide sub-acute residential care, youth residential rehabilitation services, psychological counselling, information and advice about mental health, and a range of other services, including the award-winning Mind Recovery College™.
They are the largest provider of sub-acute residential recovery services in Australia. These services, provided in partnership with hospitals, have fostered the development of deep expertise in bringing together clinical and recovery practices for an integrated approach to mental health care.
Recovery is Mind’s guiding framework and through a strategic partnership with the University of Melbourne and linkage with Yale University’s Prof Larry Davidson, they have invested significantly in research and evaluation to contribute to the evidence base for recovery. Development of the peer workforce has also been an outcome of this work.
Through the organisation’s program of research, Mind has contributed to policy and service development for the NDIS – specifically on what people living with mental health related disability need to achieve independence and to live the life they choose, and how best to support their choice-making in relation to their purchase of services.
Mind’s Chief Executive Dr Gerry Naughtin is a member of the NDIA Independent Advisory Council, providing specialist advice about mental health related disability and how the NDIS can best support the affected population.
Visit the Mind Australia website HERE!