What is Recovery Options?
Recovery Options provides support to people with severe and persistent mental illness, which may involve assistance with better managing their daily activities and improving access to relevant support services.
- Increased access to appropriate support services at the right time
- Increased personal capacity and self-reliance
- Increased community participation
Recovery Options uses a strengths-based approach that focuses on a person’s strengths rather than challenges and a recovery approach, which recognises that a person can live a satisfying and contributing life within the limitations caused by their illness.
Recovery Options supports program participants in their recovery journey, building long-term relationships and providing holistic support. They ensure that services accessed by program participants are coordinated, integrated and complementary to other services in the community.
Who is Recovery Options for?
Recovery Options is for people who are aged between 16 and 65 years who have a severe and persistent mental illness. The program also employs Peer Support Workers who have experience of mental illness.
Services are available to people that reside in the Primary Health Network North region (both East and West, view the interactive map here).
How Can I get Involved?
Recovery Options is a voluntary program, therefore, participants must provide informed consent to participate.
You can refer yourself, or alternatively we can take referrals from families and carers or other community service agencies.
This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Health.
Recovery Options is part of the National Psychosocial Support Program.