Offering a 6 month intensive live-in program, Recovery House is a unique program specialising in supporting and coaching you to rebuild and reconnect on your journey to mental wellbeing.

Focused on enabling you to understand your history and master your personal experience through development and self-discovery, Recovery House is a place to explore your vision, nurture your courage and belief and action your plan to create a rich and meaningful life.

This program supports a community of people exploring recovery in its many forms. With small group numbers, join us to actively commit to rebuilding your life; as your gifts, experiences, aspirations and choices will help shape and contribute to our community.

We are here to understand and assist you throughout your emotional journey. During the program, you will be guided through three stages of development. In the first stage, we discover your personal history to recognise what has led you to your current position. The second phase is ‘the work’ where together we will assist you to work through methods such as de-labelling, elements & barriers to recovery, story, belief systems, emotional awareness/literacy and much more. In the final stage, you are given the tools to plan for your life after Recovery House.  You will be guided and supported to establish your vision, resources, values and other essential elements to give you the freedom to live the life you want.

During the program, we get to know each other, invite in loved ones and others significant to you. Guided by you and with the support of family and friends (your team), you are provided with the tools to start planning for the future. At times you may choose to work through your past experiences with our support. Exploring these experiences in depth can be an opportunity to make new meaning and grow. Richmond workers are here for you throughout your journey and following the 6 month program of emotional healing, you will be offered weekly contact for up to four weeks and access to continuous support for an additional 6 months to further your life plan.

Recovery House offers a safe space to grow and learn how to use creative tools that will be of life long benefit.

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The Recovery House program has no lodgment fees.

How to Apply

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).

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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.

Recovery House Graduates
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Recovery House Graduates

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

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