Authors: Mark Doyle and Barbara Wieland, SA
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Housing: Recovery, accommodation, neami
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The South Australian Department Of Health, through the Mental Health Unit (MHU) has promoted the identification of community support needs for consumers who are inpatients of Rehabilitation Services at Glenside Campus, and experience lengthy periods of hospitalisation. A Non Government Organisation (Neami Ltd) and the Northern Mental Health Service (NMHS, as part of the Central Northern Adelaide Health Service – formerly Lyell McEwin Health Service) formed a community based assessment team and worked in collaboration with Glenside Campus. A Steering Group made up of key partners from the Mental Health Unit, Glenside Campus, Northern Mental Health Service, and Neami provided governance during the assessment process. The information from the assessments was used to guide service development to address housing and support options for people who have a mental illness and experience lengthy periods of hospitalisation. The following is a summary of the report tabled by Mark Doyle (Neami), Joanne Millington (Neami) and Marion Kennedy (NMHS). It details the aims, objectives, methodology, and outcomes.