What does respite community offer?

It provides a short-term change for a person with a mental illness and a break for their carers.

It involves social, recreational and adventure activities that are driven by your preferences; including a 2 day respite holiday.

Some of the activities on offer are: BBQ’s, Bushwalking, Go Karting, Ten Pin Bowling, rock Climbing/Abseiling, Horse Riding, Laser Tag, Ballarat Opp. Shopping, Visiting music and art, Movies, and many more!

ALL YOU NEED IS TO DRESS FOR THE ACTIVITY, BRING ANY CONCESSION CARDS AND A GOLD COIN DONATION

Objectives:

  • To provide short-term change for a person with a mental illness and provide respite for their carer.
  • Provide psychosocial, recreational and adventure activities that this cohort find difficult due to financial/geographical/mental/physical vulnerabilities.
  • Reduce carer burden and stress.
  • Build social skills, resilience, self-esteem and confidence.
  • Relapse prevention through psychosocial interventions and early warning sign identification.
  • Evaluate to provide information for quality improvement and any benefits received.

How do I make an appointment with Grampians Community Health?

Please contact the Intake Worker on 03 5358 7400 to receive a referral and make an appointment.

Locations

Stawell (Main Campus)

8-22 Patrick St,
Stawell 3380

See map

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

(03) 5358 7400

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