Individualised Client Support Packages, which were introduced as part of the Victorian Government’s Mental Health reforms, have replaced a number of services including Home Based Outreach, Day Programs and Care Coordination.
Individualised Client Support Packages are intended to make it easier for adults with a mental illness to get the help and support they require. Following a comprehensive assessment a tailored support package is developed collaboratively to:
develop the life skills needed to live well in the community
manage mental illness
find and maintain stable housing
develop relationships and engage in community activities
improve health and wellbeing
identify and connect with other relevant health and community based services.
Support packages are based around services that can be delivered in a one-on-one or group environment with an emphasis on an individual’s recovery goals.
within Australia’s primary intervention method is the Collaborative Recovery Model, developed by the University of Wollongong, Illawarra Institute for Mental Health, which focuses on achieving positive outcomes and takes a value based approach to setting life goals and managing illness experience.
Intake and screening for eligibility is undertaken by Australian Community Service Organisation (ACSO) which provides a single point for information and referral for people seeking mental health support in Gippsland. ACSO will conduct an initial assessment in order to:
determine eligibility to receive support
Following the initial assessment eligible individuals will be referred to within Australia for a comprehensive assessment.
ACSO can be contacted on 1300 022 760 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.acso.org.au for more information
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