Authors: North West Adelaide Mental Health Service
Event: 1999 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: SA
Award level: Gold
Award category: Rehabilitation Service
Abstract: The Western Rehabilitation Service provides a dynamic range of opportunities for people with mental health problems to develop skills and abilities and participate in community life. The service offers skills development programs including Stress Management, Getting ALong with Others, Work Preparation, Budgeting, Living with Mental Illness, Sexual Health and Relationships, Cooking, Being Healthy and many more. Social recreational activities such as swimming, sport, creatuve writing, art/craft and others are also provided with an emphasis on activities which are community based. The service has received funding for special projects to meet the needs and interests that participants have identified as being important. Projects have included: The Tobacco Project - addressing smoking for people with mental illness, The Peer Specialist Project - employing people with mental illness as role models, People Promotion Mental Health - a support and information service, the Fine Lines Band - a rock band, and a competition Volleyball Team. Description of Facility/Organisation: The Western Rehabilitation service provides a range of rehabilitation services for aduts with mental health problems. The service is a unit of the North West Adelaide Mental Health Service and is funded by the SA Government through the Dept of Human Services. In addition to the base funding covering staffing, equipment, facilities and resources, the team has sought funding for special projects.