Who is Partners in Recovery For?
South Eastern Melbourne Partners in Recovery is for people who:
- Live in the region (Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia)
- Have a diagnosed mental illness (or evidence of) that is severe in degree and persistent in duration
- Need support from many different services
- Have trouble finding the mental health help they need
- Give consent to be involved. This includes being willing to work with a support facilitator**
**A support facilitator is an allied health professional who supports you with your recovery by finding out what your needs are and linking you with the right services.
Evidence of severity can include:
- A reported diagnosis of psychotic illness; or
- A reported diagnosis of another mental illness with associated impairment across a range of functioning domains; or
- The person has experienced multiple hospitalisations for treatment of mental illness over the past 3 years; or
- The person is a recipient of the Disability Support Pension where mental illness is the principal condition.
Evidence of persistent mental illness can include:
- the person is a recipient of the Disability Support Pension where mental illness is the principal condition;
- or the person has experienced mental illness over many years, or is likely to do so;
- or the person has recently experienced the onset of a mental illness that is expected to be of a prolonged nature (lasting years, not months).