55 Central provides a broad suite of client centred supports to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. This includes following:
CRISIS ACCOMMODATION FACILITY
Funded by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support the service provides 24 single bedroom accommodation supports and is operated by a dedicated staff team 24 hours per day, each day of the week. Service delivery is based on a case management model, whereby a case manager is assigned to work with each client. In collaboration with each client an individualised care plan is devised. The care plan sets out a number of goals and objectives; and route map towards achieving these. These are reviewed at regular intervals to track progress over time.
THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
Funded by the Mental Health Commission, the Community Support Program provides a comprehensive range of integrated support services to male and female adults, who have a diagnosed mental illness.
One full-time dedicated client Case Manager operates the service. In addition there is 24 hour emergency crisis telephone line cover provided to clients, through 55 Central duty cover staff. The service has capacity to support up to 20 clients of differing complexity annually. The level and duration of support provided varies according to the unique and individual needs of each client.
Funded through the Drug and Alcohol Office, the Crossroads Project comprises a partnership between 55 Central, Saint Patrick’s Community Services and Curtin University. The project provides a unique and innovative response towards tackling alcohol and drug related harm and antisocial behaviour, its dual aims are:
To reduce alcohol and drug related harm, and improve the health and social wellbeing of clients who come into contact with the service.
Reduce disruptive behaviours created by problematic drug and alcohol use by working with communities who are affected. The service provides a team of three dedicated Assertive Outreach workers who operate in street drinking geographical hotspots: Fremantle CBD, Perth CBD, and the Maylands commercial area.
Further information concerning 55 Central can be obtained on the following link: http://www.55central.asn.au
Activate Mental Health is a dynamic mental health initiative that promotes the importance of community & social connection for positive mental health & wellbeing. Established in 2016 as the Perth Active Depression Support Group, the group has grown and continues to assist its members in improving their mental health through dynamic social activities.
The group has three fundamental principles:
Acceptance – we provide a safe and inclusive environment for our members to be socially engaged irrespective of their background,
Community – we endeavour to give each and every one of our members and volunteers a community to belong to and friends to connect with, &
Fun – we keep things fun because they say laughter is the best medicine!
This group generally operates in the central areas of Perth, but since March 2020 we also offer fun online meetups from the comfort of your own home.
We hope to see you out in the community!
ADHD WA, formerly known as LADS – Learning and Attentional Disorder Society of WA, is a support, information and advocacy agency, founded in 1993 for people with ADHD and associated conditions. We work with children, teenagers, and adults living with learning differences, their families and partners. We also support those who treat, teach and work with people living with ADHD.
Allambee Counselling Inc is a specialist therapeutic service that has been providing support for people who have experienced sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence in the Peel region since 1991. Allambee responds to individuals and families who have been affected by sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence and other forms of trauma in a way that is trauma-informed, client directed, strengths based and recovery-oriented.
Allambee also provides specific support for at-risk and disengaged youth through our Street Net Youth Service. Street Net offers information, case management, support, referrals and recreational and diversional activities for high school aged youth in the community who are at-risk.
A key focus of Allambee’s service provision is preventative intervention to promote positive change in community attitudes towards sexual and family violence. Allambee provides a range of community education, awareness raising and training initiatives aimed at reducing future incidence of violence in our community.
Facilitates recovery from extreme trauma including that involving violence. Provides a range of individual and group based support services.
Provides counselling and support services to refugee survivors of torture and trauma.
The Australian Dads Network is a Support Group that connects Dads and families to create a stronger community by removing isolation and improving mental health. The Group aims to reduce suicide and increase mateship across the country.
The Australian Dads Networks vision is to provide dads of Australia with a platform to connect with other dads and discuss all things that are relevant and required to be the best dad, man and husband they can be. With honesty and no judgement members can ask questions and get answers that will assist them in improving daily – in all areas of their lives.
The Facebook Group is open to those who are fathers. Members are encouraged to share with the Facebook Group online and meet up locally for a ‘coffee, beer or camping trip’
Assists people with diagnosed mental illnesses to live integrated; meaningful and valued lives within our community.
Provide support for Carers of persons with lived experience of mental illness as well as providing support for persons with lived experience of mental illness.
- Street Address: Units 4-6, 56 The Esplanade, Esperance WA 6450
- Postal Address: PO Box 1750 Esperance WA 6450
- Find us on Facebook at Bay of Isles Community Outreach https://www.facebook.com/boico.org.au
A support group providing a safe place for people with voices, visions and other individual perceptions to come together and explore their experiences with others. There is no cost to attend the groups.
Provides free information about depression; anxiety and related disorders including drug/alcohol issues through a 24 hour information line and website. Raises awareness and conducts research into treatments for depression.
Black Swan Health aims to improve the health and mental well-being for people in the community. Our focus is to provide tailored health and mental health programs to individuals and their carers. We are based in the following locations:
- Osborne Park: 137-151 Main St, Osborne Park, WA, 6017
- Joondalup: Sanori House, 126 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup, WA, 6027
- Midland: Suite 19, 53 The Crescent, Midland, WA, 6056
For more information please visit our website.
Blossom Gums Women’s Group is based at the Champion Centre in Armadale and incorporates a range of environmental, awareness raising and educational strategies to improve Aboriginal women’s health, social and emotional wellbeing. For example: health related educational sessions, promotional material, healthy eating sessions, key presenters/facilitators, yarning and a fitness program.
RAISING AWARENESS, REDUCING STIGMA
At Blue Beats our mission is to:
Raise Awareness and Reduce Stigma Associated with Mental Health Issues.
Through various events we Raise Awareness and Reduce Stigma associated with Mental Health Issues.
We also Provide a Lived Experience Speaker for all Events.
Blue Beats began in 2017 as an event to help raise awareness and funds for Beyondblue. Since its inception it has evolved to become an organisation where its core mission is to Raise Awareness and Lower Stigma associated with Mental Health Issues.
We hold various events to encourage people who live with Mental Health issues to celebrate their strength and to encourage understanding of
Founder and Director, Salv Casilli lives with anxiety and depression and can provide powerful insights in how he has evolved through the years.
Since holding our first event, Salv has become an official Beyondblue speaker and an advocate for Mental Health Issues.
Provides short term telephone and email counselling through Blue Knot Helpline (available 9am to 5pm AEST Monday to Sunday via telephone 1300 657 380, or email firstname.lastname@example.org), diverse education and training workshops, supervision and organisational consultancy.
Bluebird Mental Health is a support service that utilises qualified psychologists to facilitate group meetings, along with a peer support specifically for those over 25 experiencing depression and anxiety. Bluebird are currently providing support groups on a fortnightly basis:
Perth City: Thursdays – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Fremantle: Thursdays – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Body Esteem Program is a service provided by Womens Health and Family Services which offers support for women over 18 experiencing eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The program supports and assists women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and to make and sustain positive change through a 20-week recovery focused group based on the self-help model. There are 2 groups; one for women with Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa and one for women with Binge Eating Disorder. Each group meets for 2 and a half hours weekly for the twenty week duration and each participant is required to access individual therapy whilst involved in the groups.”
PESP is for family members, partners, carers or friends of a person with an eating disorder. PESP is a structured one-day workshop which aims to provide information about the nature of an eating disorder and recovery in order to help people gain a deeper understanding of what their loved one may be experiencing, acknowledge and strengthen communication within the family and the importance of personal self-care.
A group for Mum’s and Dad’s aimed at reducing depression, anxiety and stress during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby. If your baby is less than 18 months old, or you are pregnant, and would like to join an informal, supportive group and receive advice on how to manage stress, anxiety and low mood, please contact the Bouncing Back Coordinator on the mobile listed. The Group is free and held Monday mornings with creche included. A child health group run by the WA Country Health Service.