The Mental Health Pathways Program (MHPP) works with people in the Murray region of Victoria who have been admitted to the Wanyarra Psychiatric Inpatient Unit through Goulburn Valley Health and who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. The aim of the program is to provide supports to assist people to find and/or maintain accommodation.
Our MHPP worker meets with you to discuss what support, needs and assistance you require to prevent homelessness once you are discharged from hospital. This support is ongoing post-discharge from hospital.
MHPP works to:
- identify people who are at risk of homelessness or homeless prior to discharge from the IPU
- provide you with assistance to maintain tenancies that are at risk due to your stay in the IPU
- offer linkages to housing options and mental health community support services
- ensure you are not discharged from hospital without having somewhere to live
You are supported to secure both short and long-term accommodation options. Intervention is based on the following core set of principals:
- intervention is client directed and strength based, and recognises that resolution of tenancies at risk is best served to tenants determining their own solutions
- the MHPP program recognises the rights of people to maintain safe, affordable and secure housing of their choice and access to appropriate and timely services
- participants of the program are working towards positive housing outcomes by means of informed communicative and responsive practices
Referrals are made by Goulburn Valley Health staff at Wanyarra Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.
The program is a partnership of key mental health and homelessness service agencies within the Murray region.
For more information, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400.