The South West Healthcare Prevention and Recovery Care centre aims to deliver the following benefits:
Recovery-oriented treatment and support
This facility provides treatment and support in a residential setting with a focus on recovery. It operates on a community-based model, supporting people with mental health issues on their journey to recovery. They receive early intervention support and clinical treatment with a focus on getting better. 24-hour support is available from clinicians and support staff.
Reducing hospital admissions and length of stay
Prevention and recovery care centres provide a step up and step down model of care. They provide early intervention for people who are unwell (step up) and a community-based treatment option for people in the early stages of recovery from a mental illness and need a short period of extra support (step down).
The South West Healthcare PARC centre helps patients to strengthen and recover from their hospital admission before returning home.
Residential support options delivered locally
The centre offers a safe and supportive environment for people who may find it difficult to cope at home. The service helps people suffering mental health conditions who could benefit from treatment and support in a short to medium-term residential stay. The centre helps meet the service gap between community and hospital-based care.
Maintaining connections to helpful organisations
South West Health Mental Health Services operate the centre in partnership with Mind Australia to deliver non-clinical care and support services, and other local organisations. They are focused on building strong connections with community mental health services, alcohol and other drug services, and housing, primary health, education and vocational/training services in the region.
This initiative created 12 new full-time equivalent jobs for social workers, occupational therapists, allied health workers, and other mental health professionals with drug and alcohol treatment credentials.