You In Mind provides free psychological therapies and non-clinical peer support for people with, or at risk of, a diagnosed mental illness and are part of an eligible population group within South Western Sydney.
Psychological therapies are delivered by mental health professionals and are matched to the client’s mental health needs (short and medium term clinical supports).
Following referral and initial assessment, clients may be linked in with a peer worker to receive peer support. This can include, soft-entry into clinical services, psychoeducation, advocacy and links to psychosocial supports.
Eligible population groups for You In Mind support
You In Mind is for people over the age of 12 years that are part of one of the groups below.
Living with stress, anxiety or depression and from one of the following populations:
- Culturally and linguistically diverse or from a refugee background
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- Living in the rural areas of Wollondilly and Wingecarribee, with barriers to gaining support through Better Access (Medicare) services
- Residents of Claymore, Airds and the 2168 postcode
- Older People
- Financially Disadvantaged
- Perinatal Depression
Experiencing a severe and enduring mental illness
One Door Mental Health has been commissioned to provide the new peer support component of the You in Mind program, in partnership with Community Links Wellbeing. The service began in January 2021.
Consumer peer support workers use their own lived experience of mental illness and accessing services to support clients in:
- understanding what to expect from engaging in psychological therapy
- linking with other supports (for example, psychosocial support)
- building hope and optimism in their mental health recovery
Collaborative care – where peer workers, the client and You in Mind clinician meet to co-ordinate care to ensure everyone is on the same page – is another important aspect of the service.
Referring to the You In Mind program
GP or other mental health professionals and services can refer to You in Mind by completing a SWSPHN Mental Health referral form, choosing from the options below.
- Online SWSPHN Mental Health Referral Form – RediCASE website
- Visit the Forms and Templates resources on this website to download a referral form for MedicalDirector, Best Practice or PDF/Word. Fax the completed referral form to 02 4623 1796
A Mental Health Treatment Plan is required within the first three session hours.