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Connections

Identifying goals and strenghs

Identifying goals and strengths through tailored support in your recovery journey

Connections is an outreach mental health program that provides individual and group support to Tasmanians with serious, ongoing mental health issues to maintain and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program, Connections is designed to deliver the Tasmanian Continuity of Support program for people transitioning from previous Partners in Recovery, Personal Helpers and Mentors and Day 2 Day Living Programs – which ceased on 1 July 2019.

The program focusses on working with individuals to identify their goals and strengths, and use this understanding to work together to develop tailored individual plans of support. Connections aims to empower individuals throughout their recovery journey to build their skills and capacity to live independently.

This long-term program can also link you with a peer-worker who has experience with mental health issues. Your peer worker can share with you their journey to recovery and their experience with the mental health system.

Plus – peer-workers can share their tools and coping strategies to support you to:

  • learn about recovery and find creative ways to manage difficulties.
  • build confidence and skills to advocate for your needs.
  • plan what you do to stay safe when accessing services.
  • learn ways to navigate the mental health system.
  • manage the ‘labels’ your friends, family and community may have given you.
  • deal with feelings of grief, loss or shame.

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Who is this program for?

Connections is only open to people living with serious, ongoing mental health issues who were working with Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMs); Partners in Recovery (PIR) and Day-To-Day Living Program (D2DL) on 30 June 2019, and are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The program is available state-wide across Tasmania.

Do you offer support to family and friends?

As part of all Mindset Tasmania programs (including Connections), we reach out to the family and friends of the people we support. Our Family and Friends Peer Worker has their own lived experience of caring for a loved one with mental health issues. They offer understanding about the challenges faced, and can help family and friends access needed supports and resources.

Information about support for family and friends

Supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program.

Baptcare Mindset TAS

Nationally accredited mental health & wellbeing programs

Mindset Tasmania delivers a range of psychosocial programs across Tasmania that build people’s capacity to improve their mental health head-on and make progress towards their recovery. Mental Health Practitioners and Peer Workers use evidence-informed practices and work with clients collaboratively to identify goals and remove barriers to living the life they want to lead.

Feedback and complaints 

Baptcare wants to help you to know about your rights. You have the right to tell us what you think about the services you are receiving from Baptcare. We want to hear about your experience with Baptcare, good or bad, so we can provide you the best support possible. If you have ideas on how we can improve, let us know!

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