Mental Health In The Community

What is Support in the Community Service? (SCS)

A support service for people who have an experience of mental illness and live in the community.
This service offers personal growth, independence and recovery in mental health.
It is individualised support that actively encourages and supports you to identify and reach goals.

You can apply for SCS directly to MASH or be referred by:

  • your General Practitioner Doctor;
  • a health professional;
  • family/whanau or friend.

Get in touch with us and ask for the Community Services Manager to discuss this service further. Once your application has been received you will be contacted to arrange a time to meet and discuss your needs.
Support in the Community Service is discreet and confidential.

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Residential Supported Rehabilitation

Residential Supported Rehabilitation is community based residential rehabilitation for people with support needs in mental health. It works in partnership with you and your support network to develop individualised support packages (short term and/or long term) to achieve your goals. Our staff are trained and highly skilled in support work.

Residential Support Offers Community housing with support staff available depending on your level of need. There are two Residential Services available; Level 2 and Level 3 & 4, both of which provide 24 hour support staff. The level of support required is identified by a Needs Assessment which is completed by MidCentral Health.
This service:

  • promotes your growth, independence and recovery in mental health;
  • promotes individual support that actively encourages you to develop new skills and reach identified goals;
  • helps you to develop potential in all areas of your life.

How to access Residential Support

You can apply directly to; MidCentral Health, Service Coordinator, Phone: (06) 350-8035 or be referred by:

  • Doctor/GP;
  • health professional;
  • family/whanau or friend;
  • or contact MASH Trust discuss this service further.

There will be an assessment to confirm your eligibility.

You will receive:

Individualised support that identifies specific goals. These goals are reviewed regularly and any barriers to recovery are discussed with a view to helping you overcome them in your recovery journey. Share the journey & acknowledge individual strengths as a foundation for growth.

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Individualised Support Packages

Individualised Support Packages are designed to meet the specific needs of a person. Staff work in partnership to develop individualised support packages (short and/or long term) to achieve personal goals. They are trained and highly skilled in Community Support work – all have completed various training that includes:

  • Person-Centred training
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid & Medication training
  • Cultural & Treaty of Waitangi training

There is a commitment to gaining ongoing qualifications, training and skills that meet the needs of each individual. A focus is placed on a person maintaining independence and dignity in their community with a commitment to a person-centred approach looking at existing strengths as a foundation for growth.

Opportunities Available include:

  • Meaningful activities;
  • Vocational Connections;
  • Community Linkages;
  • One to one support;
  • Socialisation;
  • Recreational & Outdoor Opportunities;
  • or Whatever it takes…