Our Programs

Mentis Assist provides a range of programs for people with psychosocial disabilities.

Mental Health Support Services

Supports adults (16-64 years) who have a diagnosed severe and persistent psychiatric condition in conjunction with impairments that affect their capacity for social and economic participation. Mentis Assist provides recovery-focused outreach and group programs in the community. The mental health support services program is designed to enhance the person’s independence, self-responsibility, general health and wellbeing.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Youth-focussed (16-24 years)

Mentis Assist, in partnership with other service providers, delivers the Frankston Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) program. This is a clinical short stay community residential centre for young people experiencing psychiatric and/or emotional distress. It is a step up or step down service, which supports young people being discharged from hospital (step down) or can be an alternative to them being admitted to hospital (step up). Through this partnership, Mentis Assist provides a specialised group work program for these young people both in-house and in the community.

Mentis Assist is also co-located at the Frankston Headspace to support young people through specialised group work and outreach support. Mentis Assist Youth Practitioners work in collaboration with other youth-focused service providers to facilitate wrap around care and streamlined referral pathways that support easier access for our mutual clients.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Carer and Family Support

Mentis Assist provides short term outreach service for carers or significant others who support someone with a diagnosed and persistent mental illness. The assistance provided is carer directed and may include sourcing opportunities that provide flexible respite and/or lasting outcomes i.e. referrals or linkages to community supports and Carer Groups. Carers are supported to gain a better understanding of mental illness and the service system, to enhance coping skills and gain strategies that allows them to be more independent.

For more information see Assisting Carers & Family Brochure here.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Seniors Program - Access & Support

Mentis Assist Access and Support Practitioners support people who are experiencing a range of diverse care needs (not necessarily mental health) and who are also finding it difficult to access services. 

It also provides short term support for frail older people, younger people with a disability and their carers who may need help living at home and/or have a range of support needs.

Access and Support works with diverse groups such as CALD, LGBTI, Disability, Aboriginal, Dementia, financial disadvantaged and those living in remote areas.

For more information see Seniors Program - Access & Support Brochure here.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Seniors Program - Planned Activitiy Groups

Mentis Assist provides specialised Planned Activity Groups (PAG) offering opportunities for people with a mental health diagnosis aged 65+ (or with age-related ill health) to attend a weekly group in their local area.

The program aims to maintain or improve daily living skills, independence, quality of life and enhance social supports. Note: a small fee is charged for attending these groups to cover the costs of meals and activities.

For more information see our Seniors Program Brochure here.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Partners in Recovery Program (PIR)

The Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Partners in Recovery (FMP PIR) initiative aims to improve system response to, and outcomes for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Mentis Assist Support Facilitators provide wrap around care that is individually tailored to the person’s needs by coordinating formal/informal supports and services. Through working in collaboration with other health and service providers, Mentis Assist PIR team aims to develop streamlined referral pathways that provides easier access for our mutual clients.

For more information see Partners In Recovery Brochure here.

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Accessible Psychological Interventions (API)

Accessible Psychological Inventions (API) will replace Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) from 1st November 2017.

API services are funded by the Australian Government under the South Eastern Melbourne PHN (SEMPHN). They are part of the SEMPHN Stepped Care Model which is in line with mental health reform across Australia; providing flexible services for people with mild to moderate mental health needs.

API services include a range of short term psychological interventions, and may be provided by either clinical psychologists, psychologists, mental health social workers, occupational therapists, or mental health nurses.  Services are matched to a person’s individual needs and are available in individual, family and group settings.

API service Interventions include:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Skills training
  • Psycho-education
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Other evidence-based interventions 

Referral and inquiries via SEMPHN Intake 1800 862 363 during business hours.

Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC)

Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) will replace the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) from 1st December 2017.

MHICC services are funded by the Australian Government under the South Eastern Melbourne PHN (SEMPHN). They are part of the SEMPHN Stepped Care Model which is in line with mental health reform across Australia; providing flexible services for people with severe and complex mental health needs.

MHICC services are highly flexible, providing individual support for people with severe mental illness and complex needs who require coordination of their care over an extended period of time and may include the following support:

  • Clinical nursing services
  • Family support and liaison
  • Care-coordination and liaison (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Improving access to psychiatrist and psychological care
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Mental Health social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Mental Health Nurse

  These services may be provided by one or more of the following:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Mental Health social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Mental Health Nurse

Referral and inquiries via SEMPHN Intake 1800 862 363 during business hours.

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Location
23 - 25 Yuilles Road
Mornington Victoria 3931

Contact
Phone: 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)
info@mentisassist.org.au

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm