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Mental Health

The 2020-21 year has resulted in some outstanding outcomes for our clients and employees. Supporting over 428 people with mental health concerns, our teams have continued to deliver quality services and a person-centred approach through what has been a challenging year at times. A focus for this year has been the opening of a new Supported Independent Living (SIL) property in Tweed Heads for mental health clients. The property offers three residents 24/7 recovery orientated support. Recovery can have a different meaning for different contexts. The NDIA defines it as achieving an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing, as defined by each individual, whilst living with or recovering from a mental health condition. We have achieved some great results together by supporting our residents to exercise choice and control, set goals, and increase social and economic participation. This year also saw the expansion of our mental health NDIS in-home support service, supporting over 149 clients to develop and re-establish daily living skills and self-care strategies. The intensive Community Recovery program in Grafton, Lismore and Tweed, was extended recognising positive client outcomes. We have continued providing this vital service for people requiring low to medium levels of psychosocial support. During the year, Momentum Collective introduced recovery coaches in Tweed Heads and Coffs Harbour. Our recovery coaches support participants with psychosocial disabilities to take greater control of their lives and to manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living better. By collaborating with participants’ families, carers, and other services, recovery coaches design, plan, and implement a recovery plan.

Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) We want to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of our ADE employees at the Salvage Shed and Recyclers Op Shop this year. Their perseverance and adaptability throughout numerous lockdowns and restrictions meant that the operations could continue employing our 62 ADE employees. Luckily, with lockdowns offering up the opportunity for many community members to dig into home projects and renovations, our op shops remained busy and in demand. Thank You Seaton Foundation During the year, our On Track House in Tweed Heads received a $5K donation from the Seaton Foundation, which provided residents of the Residential Rehabilitation service with a new gym and meditation space. Our residential rehabilitation service helped people living with mental health issues to recover and rebuild their lives after being discharged from a hospital by providing accommodation and 24-hour support. The benefits of physical exercise and meditation are known to improve mental health and recovery. The gym was put together by the Momentum Collective team and residents who worked side-by-side to create a positive and accessible space.

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