The Homelessness Mental Health Team offers a multidisciplinary approach to the bio psychosocial assessment and treatment of people who are homeless and experiencing mental ill health in a supportive and recovery oriented framework.
Clinicians are collocated within the Penrith sites of ‘Link Wentworth’ and ‘Platform Youth Services’ organisations. The team are primarily outreach-based, providing services throughout Nepean Blue Mountains region. Outreach visits occur as a partnership between Homelessness Mental Health Team clinicians and staff from Link Wentworth, Platform Youth Services and/or DCJ Housing.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.