Mental health problems may change how you think, how you feel and what you do. This may impact on you and your relationships with others.
We understand there are things that put people more at risk of developing mental health problems, including:
- Moving to a new country
- Past experiences with war
- Physical health problems
- Living circumstances
- Family breakdown
- Grief and loss
- Drugs, alcohol or gambling
With good medical and psychological support many people living with mental health problems can better manage their symptoms and lead a more fulfilling and positive life.
Support service for people with mental health problems
- Providing a comprehensive assessment, development of client-centred plans and goal based interventions in accordance with individual needs
- Coordinating and supporting individuals to access clinical treatment programs of their choice.
- Providing mental health information, education and treatment options in client’s language and culturally sensitivity.
- Supporting the recovery process by linking them with suitable activities and services
- Providing language and cultural support to the clients while accessing mental health treatment.
Who can access our services?
People from non-English speaking backgrounds from 13 years of age plus
Community education aims to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, increase knowledge regarding mental health and assist in building an environment that encourages people with mental health problems to access support and treatment services. This is conducted by:
- Delivering culturally appropriate information and education to adults and young people
- Providing information and education to local ethnic community groups
- Community consultation regarding issues pertaining to mental health problems
- Provision of workshops targeting the needs identified by specific communities
Who delivers this service?
A team of bilingual and bi cultural staff specialized in mental health work alongside the clients to support the achievement of the client goals.
Staff can speak a wide range of languages besides English including Swahili, Kirundi, Farsi, Dari, Vietnamese, French and Nepali.
CASSA take confidentiality policies and processes very seriously. We understand the importance of client confidentiality and have a strong commitment to maintaining client privacy.
Our ‘Mental Health Service’ Team
62 Athol Street, Athol Park, SA 5012
(08) 8447 8821
(08) 8447 8821