Community Support Services
Sustainable Solutions – Healthy Living
Community Support Service is a mobile support service for adults aged 18 years and over who experience mental illness. We support our clients spiritually, mentally and physically and offer a variety of services to suit their individual needs.
Assistance is given to help individuals manage their wellbeing as well as:
• Find and maintain the housing they wish to have
• Obtain work or undertake study
• Widen friendship networks
• Involve family or friends in the wellbeing journey
• Access to Equip’s own Dietician for assistance around weight management and eating well and affordably on a tight budget
• The opportunity to receive support from Equip’s Spirituality Co-ordinator to find a spiritual home in the community of your choice
Support Workers use a people centred approach. We use the tools of Professor Charles Rapp's Strengths Model, in order to attain self-directed goals and dreams.
Support Workers assist individuals to identify their strengths and maximise their potential in their community. The Support Worker works with individuals to access essential resources within their community to increase their opportunities and choices.
Support Workers work closely with an individual's clinical key worker and / or whānau family where appropriate. Recovery, hope and an improved quality of life are more likely to occur when services and people who use them, work together.
How to Access this Service
Anyone over the age of 18 who has a mental health diagnosis, such as
• Bipolar disorder;
• Depression; or
• Anxiety disorders
People can access this service provided they have a current clinical key worker or GP and meet minimum criteria.
Almost anyone can make a referral to use this service. This could include self, family or whānau, GP, nurse, counsellor or psychiatrist.
If you would like further information, please contact the Community Support Services Team on 09 477 0338.
The CSW service is available on the North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney districts.
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