Wider community support for people experiencing severe mental illness can provide an opportunity not just to survive, but to thrive.
Access to the best possible treatment, at the right time, is crucial. But, this on its own, does not deliver a good quality of life. Housing, employment, finances and support networks all play a crucial part. The future of mental health care is community-based and locally focused. It meets all the needs of those of us living with mental illness.
That’s why we will be raising awareness of the six key components needed for a world-leading community model of care for people living with mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Week. Those are:
- Social connectedness
- Physical health
- Finances & employment
- Access to clinical services