News • 29 Apr 2022

Live the life YOU want!

Live the life YOU want!

People with mental health issues severe enough to cause disability can live independently in the community, if given the opportunity to do so.

Throughout the 1990s, Open Minds participated in The Project 300 Initiative (P300). P300 exited over 300 of the most disadvantaged people with complex and challenging conditions from mental health facilities back into the community.

The average cost of supporting P300 clients in the community were $15-20 000 less than remaining in hospital settings.

Today, Open Minds are still providing community-based supports to people who otherwise may be admitted to hospital to receive the care they need. The recovery-based model of supports is the essential component to support people to live independently in the community.

The NDIS defines recovery as the “achievement of an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, as defined by each individual, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health issue”. Open Minds has encapsulated the recovery definition by boldly declaring you can Live the life YOU want!

Open Minds recovery focused supports will help individuals with NDIS funding achieve their goals by supporting individuals within four key areas as outlined by MentalHealth.gov:

  • Health: Overcoming or managing the illness or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home: Have a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose: Engage in meaningful daily activities, such as a job, volunteering, caring for family, or being creative. Work for independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community: Build relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
     

Specifically, here is a list of Open Minds tailored supports that can help our clients Live the Life YOU want!

Recovery is a process. It isn’t always straightforward and will mean different things to different people. For some, it will involve working on managing the symptoms of their illness. For others, it will mean regaining control of their life and learning new ways to live the life they want.

Please contact us on 1300 673 664 or visit get in touch to learn more about how our team can help someone you know to live the life YOU want!