About the service
Momentum QP – Youth Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Homelessness Service in Queens Park supports young people with mental health issues, with or without co-occurring AOD issues, to transition from homelessness and move to independent living by supporting them on their recovery journey. Momentum QP has capacity to work with 8 young people at any time in the residential program for a period of up to 12 months where they will receive support from the multidisciplinary team to work intensively on their recovery towards building a meaningful life beyond distress. Recovery programs are provided in a residential setting and delivered using a culturally informed and person-centred approach. The work is embedded in person driven practice principles, providing psychosocial support to enable personal recovery
Momentum QP is delivered by Richmond Wellbeing in partnership with Anglicare WA, Cyrenian House and Royal Perth Bentley Group. The service is funded by the Mental Health Commission.
Eligibility & service entry criteria
Momentum QP supports young people aged 16 to 24 years who meet the following criteria:
- Experiencing mental distress with or without co-occurring AOD issues
- Are homeless or at risk of being homeless
- In respect to young people who have co-occurring AOD issues, will have undertaken a withdrawal prior to accessing this service, if necessary
- Willingness of the young person to participate in the structured program
- Confirmed involvement of a Public or Private Clinical Case Management or GP
Momentum QP will:
- provide care and support for young people with mental health (with or without co-occurring AOD) issues within a residential setting
- offer cultural security
- be trauma-informed
- promote personal recovery
- focus on whole of life and quality of life needs
- provide services that will be delivered by a combination of psychosocial and clinical activities and interventions
- support transition to suitable, stable and safe accommodation
Applications are reviewed by an intake panel consisting of our multidisciplinary staff team with consumer representatives. The service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Momentum QP is available to eligible young people throughout WA.
If you require assistance in selecting the right service, please contact our Intake Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9350 8800.
Youth Allowance (Including Youth Disability Supplement): $415 per fortnight (includes food)
Youth Allowance (Excluding Youth Disability Supplement): $388 per fortnight (includes food)
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.
Step 1) Complete the referral form. This can be completed by anybody – yourself, a family member, a Carer, a case manager, mental health service provider, social services or other health providers you are linked in with. In addition, the Brief Risk Assessment within the last pages of the referral form must be completed by a clinician and together with your current mental health plan must be submitted.
Step 2) Upon receiving both your Residential Referral Form and Brief Risk Assessment, Richmond Wellbeing will contact you or your referring case manager to advise you if we are able to progress with your referral or to seek further information. If your referral meets our eligibility criteria, your referral will then be put forward to the suitable program or site manager.
Step 3)Staff at the referred service may arrange an interview with you and speak with other stakeholders to assess your suitability. Where preference is indicated for a particular program, we will try to meet the request.
Step 4) Shortly after, Richmond Wellbeing will contact your referrer to discuss the outcome of your referral (i.e. accepted, waitlist or declined).
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.