Demonstration Site: Launceston
Organisation: Mission Australia
Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation which operates more than 320 services in all States and Territories across Australia.
These services include more than 91 Personal Support Programmes (PSP) with a combined caseload of 7,000 clients Australia-wide. Around 76% of these clients reported they had a mental illness in a recent survey.
Despite its wide range of service models, many of Mission Australia's programmes have a strengths-based, recovery-focused, case management approach to service provision. These include its Personal Support Programmes (PSP) and its Job Placement Employment and Training (JPET) programme.
Mission Australia also has significant experience in providing psychosocial rehabilitation support services to people with a mental illness, gained through its Housing Accommodation and Support Initiative (HASI) programmes in NSW. HASI provides psychosocial rehabilitation support services to assist people with a mental illness to maintain their tenancies and participate in their communities. The program is consumer-driven, recovery-focussed, strengths-based and employs flexible service delivery to facilitate sustainable outcomes for clients.
Mission Australia works extensively in rural areas and with remote communities. It also has experience in delivering programmes for people from CALD backgrounds and for Indigenous communities.