What is Opening Doors?

Wellways Opening Doors is an NDIS-funded, psychosocial Supported Independent Living (SIL) program which aims to support participants to reach their individual mental health recovery goals. This service is designed for individuals with a severe and enduring psychosocial disability who may also have a dual disability.

Located in St Kilda East on the park, participants are supported by qualified staff to identify their recovery goals, create an individualised and meaningful recovery plan, explore risks & make choices, in an environment which is supportive and safe.

The residence consists of five units, each has a shared kitchen, living area, laundry, bathroom/s and three–five bedrooms. Participants engage in a variety of recovery focused groups, community engagement and skills building activities including volunteering, study/paid employment.

How to access Opening Doors 

The length of stay at Opening Doors is up to 12 months, with staff supporting participants to secure future housing from the beginning of their participation if required.

All Opening Doors participants are required to have SIL funding in their NDIS plan.

Contact us

If you would like further information or to make a referral to the Wellways SIL program, please contact:

Kerri Griffin-Karasawa, Program Coordinator
Email: kkarasawa@wellways.org
Phone: 1300 111 400