Mentis Assist recognised with top community award at 2018 Peninsula Business Awards
Mental health provider, Mentis Assist has been awarded the Community Award in the 2018 Peninsula Business Awards for its positive contributions to mental health in the community.
The awards were announced at the Gala presentation evening, at Mornington Race Course, Peninsula Room, on Wednesday 2nd May.
The annual awards was founded to recognise and support leading local businesses across the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston region, with categories in all sectors including finance, trade, retail, health, education, and hospitality.
Mentis Assist is a community mental health support organisation with a mission to enable people living with mental illness to enjoy a meaningful life by strengthening self-identity, personal responsibility and hope.
With a recovery-focused approach, Mentis Assist supports various groups in the community from youth to seniors as well as carers and families, working with other organisations to help people become more independent and in control of their recovery.
Mentis Assist is registered to provide support for NDIS eligible clients, they also provide specialised services provided by mental health professionals such as clinical psychologists, mental health nurses and social workers. They offer a wide variety of therapies, supports, management strategies and social activity groups.
The community support programs Mentis Assist provides are vital components of holistic mental health care, working hand in hand with clinical healthcare providers to not only treat people, but empower them as members of their community.
As a category award winner, Mentis Assist will receive a number of services and prizes valued at over $2,400, to enable it to continue to provide these life-changing programs.
Mentis Assist’s CEO, Terry Palioportas said the award acknowledges the professional and personalised service that clients receive, it also symbolises an increasing recognition of mental illness and the important work that organisations like Mentis Assist do.
“This achievement is a testament to the vision, planning and hard work invested in the business to deliver spectacular results. We are delighted to be recognised as a local business that has made a positive contribution to the community.” said Mr Palioportas.
“45% of people on the Mornington Peninsula will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime, so the innovative programs we provide will touch the lives of many in our community.
Our programs and services focus on helping people see themselves differently, putting them at the centre of their recovery, so they feel empowered and confident in who they are, independent of their illness.”
To find out more about Mentis Assist visit mentisassist.org.au