Adult 'Step Up Step Down' Program
The Adult Step Up Step Down Program is a residential mental health program that operates to prevent relapse and to assist consumers in recovering from an acute episode of mental illness.
People ‘step-up’ from the community into a highly supportive environment when they are becoming unwell to prevent further relapse. People ‘step down’ from the hospital setting to enable a more graduated return to the community. It is able to accommodate up to 5 people at any one time. In addition, the program offers outreach services to help people as they move into the community.
The Adult Step Up Step Down Program operates as a partnership between Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria and Mental Health ACT. This service is not open on weekends or public holidays.
Phone: (02) 6245 6400
Mental Health Foundation ACT Inc
Runs the Friendship House Project providing accommodation for seven people plus respite care for people with a mental illness, supports people in Friendship House and in their own accommodation and also runs Warren I’Anson Respite House.
Phone: (02) 6282 6658
Fax: (02) 6282 6674
OneLink is the central information/access point for human services for the ACT including homelessness, disability and family support services. OneLink replaced First Point and the Child Youth and Family Gateway on 1 July 2016 and is operated by Woden Community Service. People who are homeless or who require information or access to human services can call 1800 176 468 free of charge. people are also welcome to drop in and meet with OneLink staff, located at Housing ACT, corner of Emu Bank and Benjamin Way Belconnen.
Phone: 1800 176 468
Accommodation and support to 10 people with a mental illness with the aims of encouraging people to live independently of the service within 18 months at which stage they will be required to leave the accommodation.
Accommodation for an additional 10 mentally ill people in need of long-term support. Clients are case managed and regularly reviewed for their ability to move towards independent living. Clients who no longer require support are able to stay in the accommodation provided.
Support with everyday living, where clinical support is provided by Mental Health ACT.
Phone: (02) 6248 6118
Fax: (02) 6247 7691