The Transition to Recovery program (TRec) is an intensive community outreach mental health program that aims to assist people to transition to the community following an acute episode of mental illness and to prevent relapse.
The program works with people to maximise their potential for recovery and independence following discharge from hospital or who require additional support in the community to manage sub-acute symptoms to prevent hospitalisation.
People are eligible and can voluntarily access the program if they:
The program runs for 12 weeks offering intensive outreach support, including evenings and weekends.
Referrals to the program are made by a Clinical Manager in one of ACT Health's Mental Health Teams:
Information for Clinical Managers click here
If you are currently in the Adult Mental Health Unit at Canberra Hospital or 2N at Calvary Hospital, TRec may be able to assist you. Alternatively if you have a Clinical Manager and are at home but feel you need additional support to prevent hospitalisation we are also able to assist you through the program.
The program can:
Provide outreach for up to seven days a week in your community. This will include visits and access to phone support until 9.00pm
Link you with services and provide social support and assistance to attend medical appointments and community based programs
Talk through any concerns you may have about managing mental health symptoms and your day to day living needs
Provide psychosocial education to support you to manage mental health symptoms so that you can do the things you enjoy
If you have a Clinical Manager and are at home but feel you need additional support to prevent a hospital admission, we can provide all of the above.
Information for Participants click here
Carers are often the first people to recognise early warning signs of a mental health episode of those close to them. TRec works best when a person recognises and seeks assistance as early as possible.
If you are concerned about a family member please talk to TRec about options for early intervention.
Information for Carers click here
For more information contact Prue on (02) 6221 9511 or email
This Program is an ACT Government funded initiative.