Our Step Up Step Down (SUSD) Bunbury service is designed to provide a home-like environment where, following experiencing mental distress, you  can stay for up to 30 days to access additional supports on your journey to recovery.

We want you to feel empowered in your daily life, so our SUSD Bunbury service is geared towards developing these skills. During your stay you will participate in programs and activities including art, music, mindfullness exercises, group therapy, healthy eating and physical activity that will assist you to take positive action towards independent living while remaining part of your local community, close to family and friends.

At Step Up Step Down Bunbury, we offer single accommodation units, with dedicated mental health recovery professionals on site 24/7 to provide help when you need it.

You can download the Step Up Step Down Bunbury brochure here.

View our other accommodation sites.


No fees apply for this service.

How to Apply

Step 1
A referral is required for this service and can be made by the following professionals:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health Service
  • General Practitioner
  • Acute Hospital Unit (including emergency departments)

Step 2
Once a referral is received by Richmond Wellbeing Step Up Step Down service, the information gathered in the referral will be assessed for eligibility and suitability. A panel will review the information to determine the needs of the person and what the service offers.

Step 3
Step Up Step Down staff will arrange an interview with you and may contact health service providers, to gather additional information to assist with your referral.

Step 4
The applicant and referring parties will be advised of the outcome within 48 hours.

Apply Now

To apply for a supported accommodation service, Richmond Wellbeing requires either the online form or the PDF referral to be submitted;

For more information please contact the Step Up Step Down Bunbury Manager on 08 9726 0748

Richmond Wellbeing takes your privacy very seriously. Any personal information collected will be protected by Richmond Wellbeing policies and procedures. The referral process will consider your social, medical and psychological information.


”Because this is a small community it feels inclusive and safe.  I found Richmond Wellbeing supported me by providing me with a ‘map’ for my life.” –

”Richmond staff were very friendly and supportive of my attempts to live more independently and renew my interrupted work and community life. By living with others with a shared experience of mental illness I was able to help others as well as gain insights into my own issues and make many strong friendships along the way.” –


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