Personal Helpers and Mentors Program Round 2 Service Providers - Western Australia

Sites: Bentley Health Service Region, Midland / Guildford
Organisation: The Richmond Fellowship of WA

The Richmond Fellowship of WA (RFWA) was established in September 1975 and provides a range of services for people with mental illness including Residential Rehabilitation, Supported Independent Living, Dual Diagnosis Residential Rehabilitation, Voices Groups and Education and Training in Recovery.

RFWA programs integrate the key elements of recovery with accommodation, counselling and support services such as recreational activities and guidance on practical life skills. This gives participants the confidence and skills to assist with their recovery from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life outside of an institution. The organisation is also advancing its programs to include assisting consumers to re-enter the workforce and provides training and consulting for the community and corporate sector.

RFWA has a multi-disciplinary staff group with a combination of TAFE Certificate IV Mental Health and tertiary qualifications from social services, nursing and occupational therapy backgrounds. The primary professional groups are psychology and social work.

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Site: Wheatbelt Region
Organisation: Perth Home Care Services Inc.

Perth Home Care Services Inc. (PHCS) is a non-government organisation which has been delivering services for 37 years in the Perth metropolitan, Wheatbelt and Midwest areas of Western Australia.

PHCS has been providing support to people with severe and persistent mental health issues since 1996, including continuing care, community support and psychosocial support. Specific services include daily living skills, personal and social interaction and support for carers.

PHCS's service delivery model is consumer driven and recovery focussed. The organisation has strong links with the community and government, including a service agreement with the WA Office of Mental Health, as well as a comprehensive referral network.

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