Social Support Program

Encourages participants to keep active, connected, involved and informed by maintaining social contacts and connection to community.

The Social Support program welcomes people of all ages (non NDIS) and backgrounds offering weekly group activities as well as individual support. 

The groups are based on each person’s needs, abilities and interests and aims to develop and maintain social relationships and life skills.

The Social Support program offers participants:

  • The opportunity to attend regular outings;
  • In house activities including craft, exercise and cooking;
  • Develop new friendships;
  • Individual support specific to your needs;
  • The opportunity to learn new skills;
  • Connection to community.

What we Do

Mentis Assist’s Social Support Program can assist with:

  • Finding out about and contacting suitable services
  •  Explaining how services work and assisting with referrals
  • Helping to choose which services best suit a person’s needs and lifestyle
  • Assistance with maintaining independence

Eligibility

Groups are available to people over 65 who are socially isolated, financially vulnerable or struggling with their mental health and for people under the age of 65 who are eligible for Home and Community care Services (HACC).

Social support Groups

Mentis Assist’s Social Support Groups aim to improve participants’ independence, quality of life and social participation within the community.

The Group also encourages participants to remain physically active while continuing to engage mentally and socially with friends and the broader community, helping to reduce the impact and conditions associated with community socialisation and isolation.

Activities may include:

  • Games
  • Discussions
  • Crafts
  • Outings
  • Guest Speakers
  • Music
  • Movies
  • and more

Activities are reviewed regularly and may be changed from time to time to meet the needs of participants.

 Our Facilitators

Mentis Assist Social Support Groups are staffed by trained facilitators who provide a variety of structured activities.

 

Referral and inquiries via 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)