Neami Nepean-Penrith

1/80 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open public holidays

 Jesseka Flakelar | Manager

Neami Nepean-Penrith provides individual support for mental illness, mental health needs alongside housing and homelessness support. We support people in their recovery while also helping them to strengthen their connections to the community and support networks.

Eligibility and referrals

The eligibility criteria varies for our different programs. Please contact this service to discuss whether our programs are suitable for you.

Referrals can be made by individuals, carers, families, mental health professionals or other health care providers. Referrals must be discussed with the individual prior to making the referral.

We encourage referrals from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, youth and refugees.

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

Through the HASI program, we provide flexible, community-based support, so people can:

  • Identify their values and goals and make progress towards achieving them
  • Manage medication and treatment
  • Enhance their physical health and wellbeing
  • Participate in the community of choice
  • Gaining greater independence

People work with a support worker who will use their professional skills to listen and support people them regular visits in their home and local community.

Bridging and transition support

Together with the NSW government, we can support people who are being admitted to or are leaving hospital or a care unit.

We help people to put together a plan to successfully transition back into the community and avoid a relapse.

Group programs

Our group programs support people to develop knowledge, skills and resources that are consistent with their personal goals and values. Neami Central Coast offers the group programs Flourish and the Optimal Health Program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) program, people must:

  • Be aged 16 years and older
  • Be diagnosed with having a mental illness and engaged with the Nepean Blue Mountains Mental Health Service
  • Be currently have a place of residence (or a pathway in place to achieve this)
  • Have a willingness to engage in a flexible support program
  • Live in the local Nepean Blue Mountains area

Referrals

You can make a referral by speaking with any of the staff at Neami Nepean-Penrith or by emailing us, using the contact details above.

Individuals, carers, families, health professionals and other community services can make referrals. Referrals for others must be discussed with the individual before making the referral.

We encourage referrals from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and refugees.

Sustaining Tenancies

The Sustaining Tenancies program provides outreach and case management support for people in social housing to address complex needs that can affect sustaining a tenancy.

Working with a recovery approach, we offer support that builds the capacity of each participant and their household members to manage a tenancy independently.

The program reduces homelessness due to at-risk tenancies and increases participants' social connection to improve overall wellbeing.

Eligibility

Please contact this service to discuss whether our programs are suitable for you.