Personal Helpers and Mentors
What is Personal Helpers and Mentors?
Personal Helpers and Mentors 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
Personal Helpers and Mentors 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.
Personal Helpers and Mentors support 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 Personal Helpers and Mentors for?
Personal Helpers and Mentors is for people who are 16 years and over and 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 in the Scarborough, Clarkson and Joondalup areas. Participants should also reside in the following postcode areas: 6023, 6024, 6025, 6026, 6027, 6028, 6030, 6034, 6035, 6036, 6037, 6038, 6027, 6028, 6018, 6019, 6020, 6029.
NOTE: People who are homeless are automatically eligible for the Program (provided eligibility criteria other than living in the correct postcodes are met).
How Can I get Involved?
Personal Helpers and Mentors 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 Social Services.