Mental Health Services
The Disability Trust provides a range of services and supports for people living with psychosocial disability. We also have extensive experience tailoring support for people with a dual diagnosis where a mental health condition exists alongside another disability – physical, neurological or cognitive.
Services designed to support people with psychosocial disability delivered by The Trust include the Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS) Program, Mental Health Respite or Targeted Community Care, Supported Accommodation and Clinical Services. These services are available across the various regions where The Trust operates.
The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS) Program delivers assistance for adults aged 16-65 living with a severe or complex mental health condition who are not receiving funded supports through the NDIS. Psychosocial supports through the CPS program are free for people living with severe mental illness and delivered by The Disability Trust in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro local government areas.
The program has 3 key elements:
• Service Navigation – to assist you to find and connect with mental health services & supports that best meet your needs.
• NDIS Application Support – to assist you to apply for and supply appropriate information for the NDIS to determine your eligibility based on your psychosocial support needs.
• Recovery Supports – delivering recovery focused supports in your home and community to help you manage your daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, build social skills and participate in education and employment.
These supports are provided by trained Mental Health Workers and Peer Support Workers who can help you navigate the mental health system, access education and information on a range of topics, and support you to reconnect and achieve your identified goals.
A Peer Support Worker is a person who is employed to work specifically from a lived experience of mental illness and recovery. Our workers have knowledge and experience of mental health issues and deliver supports that aid a meaningful recovery.
You can trust us to help you achieve your goals - Recovery is different for everyone. Recovery can be a unique and personal journey - an ongoing experience. It is a journey rarely taken alone; often including both achievement and setbacks.
Together… We can support you through the individual journey that is recovery. Our aim is to help you create and live a meaningful and productive life in a community, in the way you choose.
Anyone can refer into the Commonwealth Support Program – You, your family, friends, GP, other services or health professionals can refer to the program.
Simply contact our Project Coordinator Alison MacTaggart:
Other Mental Health Supports delivered by The Disability Trust
Supported Accommodation includes shared or independent living where we have trained support workers providing care and assistance to ensure the personal, medical and health care needs of each person are met and independent living skills are developed and maintained.
Targeted Community Care or Mental Health Respite supports people with psychosocial disability to access the community and enjoy the living, learning and work opportunities of their choice while providing a break for their carers or families. You can access this support in most areas of the Trust.
The Trust has a multi-disciplinary Clinical Services team that can provide a range of services for people with disability and psychosocial disability. Our Clinical Services practitioners are working very hard to reach all regions of the Trust’s operations