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Mindset TAS Horizons

Call Horizons on 1800 290 666

Horizons is a Tasmanian short-term outreach program, for severe mental health support

Responding to your needs, strengths and goals

Taking charge of your mental wellbeing

Horizons is a statewide short-term, intensive outreach program that equips people experiencing episodic, severe mental health conditions with the tools needed to take charge of their mental wellbeing. It utilises two platforms – outreach and group programs.

The Horizons team provides short-term, outreach support assisting people to build strategies, skills and resources to work towards individual goals for their personal recovery. Individual, client-led support can be provided for up to 26 weeks. The program  addresses a gap in psychosocial support services for Tasmanians, as anyone can be referred from their GP or community service.

Horizons is supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program and is focused on each participant’s unique mental health experience, responding to their needs and strengths. The program is planned to equip participants to manage their mental health issues – even when severe – so they can lead a fulfilling life.

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Each session covers a different topic, providing an opportunity to learn skills, strategies and resources to create a strong foundation for mental wellbeing.

Horizons supports people to learn, access and obtain skills, strategies and resources for and leading to outcomes in:

  • improved family relationships
  • social connections
  • mental health management
  • intervention strategies including
  • safety and wellbeing planning
  • daily living skills
  • self-advocacy
  • communication
  • coping strategies
  • motivation management
  • identifying and support working towards individuals’ goals
  • support with housing options and securing housing
  • budgeting
  • hearing voices support
  • managing household requirements
  • communication
  • physical wellbeing
  • employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Horizons for?

Horizons is for Tasmanians experiencing episodic, severe mental health issues who urgently need psychosocial support. The program supports participants to identify their needs and strengths – empowering them to set goals and supporting them to find and use the tools to achieve them.

What is involved in the program?

Our team are here to help participants create a pathway to mental wellbeing, offering them psychosocial support for up to 26 weeks. The program involves one-on-one sessions with one of our team, as well as access to a range of group sessions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team are currently working with participants over the phone (or via virtual platforms such as Zoom). They help participants identify and work towards their own individual goals and recovery. Once the pandemic passes, our team will once again meet with participants in their homes (or a place that suits them).

How long is the program?

The evidence informed short-term program offers support for up to 26 weeks

Does this program need a referral?

Yes, this psychosocial support program is by referral only. GPs, community service organisations, clinical services, allied health professionals, psychiatrists or psychologists can refer people.

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

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Baptcare TasConnect
1800 290 666
For more information contact: mindset@baptcare.org.au
“Everything was a mess and the program has helped me to untangle it and put me back in charge of my life.”

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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.

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