Introduction to the Inner West Area Mental Health Alliance Partners
The intent of the Inner West (IW) Area Mental Health Alliance is to foster and promote the development of robust working alliances between clinical public mental health services and non government PDRS services within the inner west catchment area in order to develop a cohesive recovery and rehabilitation service system for adult consumers.
The members of the IW Alliance will work together to achieve the following outcomes:
The following services and organisations make up the Alliance:
Inner West Area Mental Health Service – The RMH: Level 2, 641 Mt. Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 – Tel: 03 9377 3400
Inner West Area Mental Health Service – The Royal Melbourne Hospital provides a range of mental health services to people aged 16 – 65 years who are living with a severe mental illness. Multidisciplinary teams include doctors, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who work with consumers to assist them in their recovery journey. The evidence-based treatments provided include medications, psychological treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy for psychosis and other conditions, family consultation and Multiple Family Group, peer support, vocation and employment services, physical health support, and assistance with reducing substance use and dealing with legal issues.
cohealth: 7 Chester St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 – Tel: 03 9377 7100
cohealth provides recovery based support services in the City of Melbourne and City of Moonee Valley to individuals in their home or in the community, who experience mental illness. Services are delivered to consumers to assist in their recovery journey. cohealth mental health teams seek to work together with the person, their families, carers and the local community to establish a support network that assists the person to recover from their mental illness and lead a meaningful life. The service is voluntary, and the duration of support is dependent on the consumer’s needs.
Neami National: 247 Rosanna Road, Rosanna VIC 3084 – Tel: 03 9481 3277
Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals. We provide services across diverse communities in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, ranging from the inner-city and suburbs to regional and remote areas. Our vision is full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society. Our mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities. Our values are self-determination, growth, partnerships, respect, empowerment, diversity, choice, learning, change, wellbeing, hope and quality.
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network/NWM PHN: Level 1, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville – Tel: 03 9347 1188
MIND Australia: 86-92 Mount Street, Heidelberg VIC 3084 – Tel: 1300 286 463
This information booklet includes details of where and when orientations are held for new staff, how to RSVP, and provides a brief overview of services offered. Contact details and links to further details are included so that when you need more information there’s a place to find it. All new and existing staff of any of the partner organisations are welcome to attend orientation sessions. The sessions are also open to staff in related services upon request.
Every month the Inner West Primary Mental Health Team and its partners run a lunch-time interactive educational forum to provide training and opportunities for staff from partnership organisations to get together. It is held at Waratah, the Inner West Area Mental Health Service located in Moonee Ponds. All partners of the Inner West Area Mental Health Alliance are warmly encouraged to participate in the series. The forums also provide an opportunity for staff to give valuable feedback on new initiatives we’re piloting, and to tell us what’s working and what’s not.
In the spirit of creating a cohesive recovery and rehabilitation service system for adult consumers, the Integrated Recovery Plan Guideline and Template have been developed to build on existing efforts and practices that encompass service coordination and consumer participation. These plans are used when a consumer is identified as being shared across more than one service and consents to share information with the workers and wider supports involved in their recovery.
This protocol provides guidance for minimum Department of Health & Human Services levels of communication and coordination between services in order to foster a more effective working relationship towards the development of a cohesive rehabilitation and recovery package for shared consumers.
The partners of the Inner West Are Mental Health Alliance have agreed to the protocols included within this documents.
If you require further information about the Inner West Area Mental Health Alliance please contact the
Personal Assistant to Inner West Area Manager, NorthWestern Mental Health
2nd Floor, 641 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds 3039
Ph: (03) 9377 3400
Photo featured courtesy of cohealth.