Based in Orelia, Living Well – Mental Health Community Care Unit offers intensive, transitional support for people with complex mental health issues. The service is staffed twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
The service offers five share houses (twenty beds) set in a homelike environment that supports recovery in all its forms.
With a person-centred and recovery-based approach, Living Well supports residents
- to develop and reach individual goals
- work towards independent living skills
- make informed choices
- develop social skills
- connect with family, community, Clinical and non-clinical supports.
A tailored approach to meeting individual needs, makes Living Well a great way to progress one’s recovery journey within a safe environment. Residents will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to plan and action the life of their choosing.
Our practice is trauma-informed, ensuring physical, psychological, and emotional safety for all residents accessing support through the Living Well service.
About the Team
The team at Living Well has been created in close partnership with Cyrenian House and Rockingham and Peel Community Mental Health, to ensure that we provide the best support possible for a holistic and individualised experience.
The Recovery Program will include one on one support and skill development as well as group work. All programmed activities are intentional and meaningful and complimented with social activities in the community and many opportunities for engagement and connection.
Residents will have access to a broad range of on-site staff including Recovery Workers, Recovery Support Workers, Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor, Transition Support Coordinator, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, a Clinical Psychologist and Pharmacist.
Eligibility and Service Entry Criteria
- Aged between 18 and 65 years
- Have complex mental health issues
- Requires intensive recovery support to live well
- Require a Brief Risk Assessment and Medication Profile
- Does not require acute inpatient admission and treatment
Service entry requests for individuals 16-17 years of age, or older than 64 years will be considered on an individual basis. Guardian consent and an additional assessment may be undertaken to ensure the suitability and safety of participants within these age ranges.
Address: Orelia WA 6167
Phone: 9527 2860
Current lodging fees per fortnight:
- DSP>21 $580
- DSP<21 $465
- Job Seeker $434
- YA (Exc. YDS) $397
- YA (Exc. YDS) $361
Please note, there is a $140 food levy in addition to the lodging fee.
Resident rents are subject to review twice annually in July and January each year.
Living in supported accommodation is likely to be different from the way that you have lived before. If you are looking at our supported accommodation services, make sure to download and read our Recovery Accommodation Information Handbook
If you require the Handbook sent to you by Australia Post, please Contact us on 1800 742 466 and request a copy.
1. Living Well – Mental Health Community Care Unit is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program with supporting accommodation, individuals referred, must engage in the program.
2. A referral is required for this service and can be made by the following professionals:
- Public Mental Health Services
- Community Mental Health services
- Emergency Departments (MH Observation Areas)
3. The referral requires a number of supporting documents, this information is important for the referral process.
4. Once the referral is received by Richmond Wellbeing, the information gathered in the referral will be assessed for eligibility and suitability. A multidisciplinary panel will review the information to determine the needs of the applicant and whether the Living Well program is right for the applicant.
5. Once reviewed and approved, CCU staff (Clinical, Recovery Worker and/or the AOD Counsellor) meet the applicant for an interview to:
- Determine their willingness to participate in the recovery program and service. For example, if alcohol and/or other drug use has been identified, the applicant must agree to actively engage with the service’s AOD Counsellor.
- Provide the applicant with an opportunity to ask questions and determine their interest in participating.
- Arrange a viewing of the site (either in person or online).
6. Following the assessment, the referrer would be contacted by the CCU Senior Leadership and be provided with the outcome of the referral. If the applicant was deemed potentially suitable for the Living Well – CCU Program, they will then be invited to attend the site for multiple day visits. The day visits will consist of meeting the CCU team, attending groups, completing crisis safe-guarding plans, and attending our weekly community meeting.
To apply for a supported accommodation service, Richmond Wellbeing requires either the online form or the PDF referral to be submitted;
If you have further questions, please contact us on 1800 RICHMOND (1800 742 466) to speak with a team member.
Richmond Wellbeing takes your privacy very seriously. Any personal information collected will be protected by Richmond Wellbeing policies and procedures. In the referral process, this will include your social, medical and psychological information.
“Welcome to the Living Well Community Care Unit – the first service of its kind in Western Australia. Residents will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to plan and action their individual recovery vision and goals. Offering a homelike environment, residents may participate in the program for up to 18 months engaging with a high-level of supportive recovery focused care. ”
– Anna, General Manager