Self help

If you or someone you know are struggling with their mental health and/or are  having thoughts of suicide then you are not alone and you can get through this.

Getting your life back on track is not easy and it takes time to recover. It is important to see a GP or mental health worker to have a conversation and look at what is happening in your life. If this is not possible or you think the matter is more urgent then you can also make contact through the following numbers:

Emergency contacts

Ambulance

000

SA 24 hour Mental Health Triage Line (if over 18 years) 131 465

Regional Access

1300 032 186 saregionalaccess.org.au/
Lifeline

13 11 14

www.lifeline.org.au
Kids Helpline

1800 662 800

www.kidshelpline.com
Mensline Australia

1300 789 978

www.Mensline.org.au

Beyondblue Info Line

1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467 www.suicide.callbackservice.org.au
SANE Australia  

1800 187 263

www.sane.org
Headspace (for young people) 1800 650 890 www.eheadspace.org.au

Reach Out (for young people)

www.reachout.com
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People www.menzies.edu.au

Remember that getting well can be a process so be patient with yourself. Setbacks can be learning experiences to help you improve your recovery plan. With the right treatment and support you can be on your way to recovery. You can download this list and by clicking the button below.

Self Help Support Services List

Our services

Continuity of support

For many years, UCSA provided psychosocial support to people with severe mental illness through the Commonwealth-funded Personal Helpers & Mentors program (PHaMs), which came to an end on 30th June 2019 as a result of NDIS roll out.

Through the Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) committed to continuity of support to existing service users. The Government assured clients they will not be disadvantaged by the roll out of the NDIS by committing to providing ongoing flexible and responsive support for as long as required. This support is in the form of CoS and NPSM. The objective of CoS is to ensure current clients who have been found ineligible for NDIS, continue to receive support using a recovery-focused and strengths-based framework.

The NPSM Extended transition funding ensures current clients who have yet to test their eligibility for NDIS, receive appropriate support as they do so. If eligible, these clients will transition to ongoing supports through NDIS, and, if ineligible, will transition to CoS. This is a temporary measure for 12 months only, to allow current clients to test their eligibility for the NDIS. Country SA Primary Health Network commissions these programs. Service delivery includes individual support as well as socially-based capacity building group activities.

Future funding decisions to support clients who are yet to test eligibility and transition to ongoing services post June 2020 are currently unknown and will be a decision of the Commonwealth.

Accommodation support program

ASP is an individual psychosocial rehabilitation and support service that assists individuals to achieve an optimum level of functioning and independence in self-care, health care, household management, behaviour management, and other activities that facilitate community living skills.

The level of support is determined through a process of clinical and functional assessment, negotiation and planning, in partnership with the client and Mental Health Services. The program is funded by the Country Health SA Local Health Network (LHN) and all referrals come from their Mental Health Services Team.

If you are receiving clinical support and would benefit from non-clinical psychosocial support as well as help to test your eligibility for an NDIS package, then talk to your clinician about a referral to ASP.

Empowering our communities

If you live in the Flinders Ranges and Mid-north region and don’t know where to go to get help with your mental health then we may be able to help.

We will listen to you in a confidential setting, discuss your needs and provide referral pathways to services in your region. Please call Curtis McMahon on 0429 699 337 or email [email protected]