Our Programs

Mentis Assist provides a range of programs for people aged 16+ with psychosocial disabilities.

Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS)

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 MHCSS 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 Peninsula Health and Mind Australia, 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)


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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