- Aged 18 – 65 years.
- Live in Northern Beaches catchment area.
- Have a diagnosed mental illness.
- Have a current Care Coordinator in the Northern Beaches adult mental health service.
Referrals are accepted from care coordinators from adult mental health teams, for consumers living in the community.
SRCs do not provide a crisis / acute service.
If you require urgent assistance there are several options:
Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed by experienced clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.
Attend the Emergency Department at Manly Hospital, where there is 24 hour access to specialist mental health care and support.
If the situation is urgent or becoming dangerous ring Triple Zero (000) and request ambulance and/or police. They will be able to assist the person safely to the hospital Emergency Department to access mental health care.
What is meant by personal recovery?
Recovery is a broadly defined term. If viewed in a clinical sense it relates to cure and or symptom reduction/ relapse prevention. Personal recovery may or may not include clinical recovery. It is about supporting consumers towards creating a life with meaning, purpose and hope, even with challenges associated with mental illness. Personal recovery is not dependent on consumers having insight into their condition.
What is the Collaborative Recovery Model?
It is a model designed to incorporate evidence based practices to assist people living with enduring mental illness to increase and promote their sense of wellbeing and quality of life. The process is collaborative and individualised in nature. It begins with ascertaining the consumer's current stage of psychological recovery (Moratorium/hold, Awareness, Preparation, Rebuilding, and Growth) and incorporates various components such as motivational interviewing, identification of personal strengths and values, goal setting, action planning and review to support personal recovery. It also includes a range of Assessment and Outcome measures.