NDIS Outreach Service
The Mental Health Foundation ACT (MHF) Outreach Program commenced in January 2016 and provides support services to individual experiencing mental health issues/concerns. These services include support coordination, mentoring, assistance in activities of daily living, psychosocial community participation and transport.
The program is a fee-for-service or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded service; that targets people with an NDIS individualised funding package and aims to improve a person's quality of life whilst they are living in their communities.
Our Outreach staff are mobile, which means that services may be provided in the comfort of the participant's home and/or public locations.
The Outreach service adopots MHF's Model of Care. Each participant is made to feel welcome and valued, and is treated with respect, dignity and understanding as a unique person; while their right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality in all aspects of their life is recognised and respected in the program.
The MHF Outreach Team has participants who have identified the following types of needs:
- Social inclusion activities across the community
- Supported decision making
- Healthy eating (the need to develop skills around nutrition, shopping, cooking, cleaning)
- Budgeting and financial management skills
- Personal hygiene and appearance
- Medication compliance
- Dealing with comorbidity - chronic disease and alcohol/drugs
- Family support and contact with the consumers
- Physical health and activity - tennis, cricket, basketball, rugby, regular walks, playing pool; as well as GPs, physiotherapy and psychologists
- Education and employment - in partnership with employment agencies
- Transport strategies
- Looking after pets
- Practical and emotional support.
For more information about our Outreach services, email: ; or ring 02 6242 7195.