The Living Recovery program focuses on rebuilding and reconnecting with yourself and others. It is a place to explore a vision, nurture courage and belief, while actioning a plan to create a rich and meaningful life.
Eight individuals will actively commit to rebuilding their lives in a supportive community of people exploring recovery in its many forms. We recognize that individual skills, experiences, and choices will help shape and contribute to the recovery community.
Recovery is an active process and requires commitment to all aspects of the program. For the duration of the program, the community will work closely together and support one another on their journey of recovery.
Living Recovery provides an opportunity to work through past experiences by exploring history, beliefs and stories in depth. It is an opportunity to find new emotional meaning in past experiences and empowerment in the present and for the future.
Family and significant others are welcomed into this healing process.
Following the program, an additional six months of support is offered to maintain the momentum of each participant’s recovery journey.
To download the Living Recovery brochure, click HERE
Living Recovery program has no lodgement fees.
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.
“In all the years I’ve spent in an outdated, non-recovery based system, I lost sight of who I truly was and my potential. After the foundations were laid for my recovery – the truth of who I am is emerging. Now I can’t wait for each new day and getting up early to embrace it!”
– Jodi, Recovery House Graduate
“I quickly realised that this was truly a ‘RECOVERY’ program that I had never been exposed to before. I cried, I laughed, I had so many ‘Aha’ moments I have lost track. I am finally ‘living’ and am fully present in my life.”
– Lavender, Recovery House Graduate