Based in Pt Lincoln and the Riverland these programs assist adults to lead meaningful lives while living with the symptoms of mental illness. The program provides individual case management to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital admissions. We assist clients with supported accommodation and deliver services that enable recovery from acute episodes of illness and facilitate reintegration with the community.
The Community Links Program assists older people and adults with a disability to identify, join and participate in long-term sustainable community recreational activities.
A Peer Worker is someone with a lived experience of mental illness, who is living well and is able to support others experiencing mental illness in facilitating their own recovery. Peers can be effective as they can offer a different degree of empathy, having experienced mental illness themselves and they offer hope.
Baptist Care and Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia (MIFSA) began the Peer Work Project in 2005. The project aims to support peer workers and the organisations that employ peer workers.
For further information on the Peer Work Project please visit http://www.peerwork.org.au/
Baptist Care Family Support Service is a program for children, young people and their families living in the Salisbury council area.
The service is focused on the health development of children and young people. It aims to enhance wellbeing and prevent and reduce incidences of mental illness.