Launch of new service
Anglicare, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Government’s Mental Health Services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Residential Rehabilitation and Recovery Service at Rocherlea, Launceston.
We were delighted to have Premier David Bartlett and Deputy Premier Lara Giddings attend the launch.
Anglicare offers a variety of services for people with mental illness, their families and their children.
The new service provides support for people with mental illness in a residential setting, and offers an option for people with mental illness who want ongoing and intensive support to assist in their recovery before returning home.
The service is staffed by a highly professional team.
The opening of the new Rocherlea Rehabilitation and Recovery service is a huge step in providing more holistic care and meeting a service gap for Tasmanians with mental illness.
Mental Health Services and Anglicare have come together to provide a comprehensive service for those people needing extra support when they are released from hospital, or as a preventative measure to avoid admission.
Also, Anglicare’s respite services may be able to give families and friends who are caring for a person with a disability or a mental illness a break and provide in-home and recreational respite state-wide. We also have centre-based respite in Glenorchy and on the north-west coast.
In the last 12 months we have provided support to over 150 families who are caring for a person with mental illness. These families have found that, with a break from their caring responsibilities, they can continue doing things that are important to them including work, school, training and keeping in contact with family and friends.
If you, or someone you know, is affected by mental illness and would like some support please call Anglicare’s Mental Health Services on 1800 243 232.