Support for people with mental illness to stay well in community

Applications have been called to run a new $6 million project to improve services for people with mental illness in Tasmania.

The project is funded through the National Partnership Agreement on Mental Health and will deliver individualised support to around 280 people over the next four years.

The project will better support people with severe mental illness to stay well, secure a stable place to live and live a contributing life.

Advertisements went out on 1 December 2012 calling for proposals from community organisations to deliver individualised packages of care to help people remain connected with their community - a significant factor in protecting mental wellbeing.

Each support package will focus on recovery and access to the accommodation, education, employment and social supports right for the individual client.

Providing this support within the community will help break the cycle of hospital readmission and homelessness that can develop for some people when the right support is lacking.

The request for proposals closes on 14 January 2013. Documents are available by calling 6230 7784 during normal office hours.

 

7 December 2012