Making a positive impact
Positive outcomes for a wide range of consumers demonstrate that by working with other community and clinical services we can achieve a collective impact.
Reducing unmet needs
As we work with consumers, we see a decrease in the average number of unmet needs as individuals move through recovery and identify new goals and expectations.
Our commitment to evidence-based recovery drives ongoing evaluation of services and programs with consumers and staff using evidence-based tools to monitor changes in need.
Targeting services and interventions in areas that consumers find most meaningful to them help support people making changes that create positive impact.
Our approach provides us with evidence of positive outcomes for people with serious mental illness, including:
- A reduction in unmet needs
- Increased employment and educational attainment
- Increased reported experience of self-efficacy and hope
Reducing hospital stays
Evidence shows that early and effective intervention can prevent acute episodes, avoid higher-levels of trauma, and reduce the need for hospital stays.
In collaboration with inpatient and community-based clinical services, we evaluate and adapt our services to support consumers to avoid hospitalisations as they become unwell.
This work also includes supporting a consumer’s transition back to the community following hospitalisation. We design services to integrate with clinical services and primary care, enabling fast-track access to specialist services with a recovery focus.
Improved health and social equity
Addressing inequity caused by poor health literacy or barriers to achieving employment promotes social inclusion.
We take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, continuing to improve the way we support consumers to enjoy better physical health and social inclusion.
We also see that by removing barriers to competitive employment we have been able to enhance the social inclusion and participation people we support. Integrating the expertise of employment specialists we support people to pursue employment, vocation and education goals.
A stronger health system
We tailor our services and adapt our service models to fit the needs of the local communities in which we work. By collaborating with primary health, clinical mental health and other community organisations, we can offer holistic services with a ‘no wrong door’ approach to access and support.
Our collaborative approach to working with clinical mental health services, primary health services, and other community services has increased our understanding of local issues. In turn, we bring our broad expertise in mental health and recovery to these partnerships, which contributes to delivering collective impact.
We strive to improve the sector as a whole by maintaining open and robust relationships with partners, as well as sharing our knowledge through training, learning and development.
Sharing knowledge and expertise with community and clinical services helps everyone to understand how to best support good mental health and build awareness of our services.
Evidence-based and backed by over 30 years of experience
Our way of working is informed by current research and person-centred practice, backed by over 30 years of experience in the community mental health sector.