Mental Health

Respite Recovery

This program is funded by the NSW Department of Health through the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNLHD).  The aim of the program is to provide a structured mentoring relationship and respite support service for young people with emerging, serious or highly developed diagnosed mental health condition who are on the road to recovery.  Referrals are made by the Youth and Family Team Case Manager in Community Mental Health or by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatients Unit prior to or upon discharge. The program is a psycho-social recovery based program and therefore is not suitable to service users who are unwell, experiencing symptoms of mental illness, or in acute stage of their illness.

Referrals may be received from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatients Unit in Lismore, community mental health psychiatrist, or community mental health case managers who work in the Youth & Family team, (including the Whole Family team).  Referrals may also be accepted directly from parents/carers of a child or young person who is currently receiving care from community mental health.

 

Target Group

  • Children & young people with a diagnosed mental illness
  • Age range from 12-25 years.

Priority of Service/ Inclusion Criteria

  • Referrals from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatients Unit 
  • Referrals from community mental health psychiatrist, or community mental health case managers who work in the Youth & Family team, (including the Whole Family team).

For further info about this and other CASPA Family Supports Services, please call (02) 6627 3720 or send an e-mail to csadmin@caspa.asn.au.