New Path is a mental health recovery program supporting people to tackle severe mental health issues before they become a longer-term problem.
New Path supports people typically aged between 18 and 35 (and up to 64 where the person meets the criteria for early intervention), whose ability to manage daily activities and to live independently in the community is seriously impacted by mental health issues. For example, participants may have experienced a first onset of psychosis, severe depression or anxiety or have deteriorating, episodic mental health symptoms; and psychological therapy alone is not enough. Generally, participants can be supported for up to 16 weeks.
Some of the things a Recovery Worker can support you with include:
What has improved in your life since you started working in New Path?
“My anxiety is gone, I have goals again and I’m doing things, getting out and about and holding down a full-time job.”
What have you and your recovery worker been working on?
“Helping me stay out of hospital, finding study options and goals to have, linking with other services, advocating for myself and others and becoming more confident in myself”.
“The service I have received has been more than I expected, extremely helpful and supportive. I liked the consistent communication between my worker and I. We have been working on my skills to do with looking after my health, social and ambitions to work and study. I have self-harmed less and I have a routine. I have a better idea of myself.”
New Path is open to:
Call: 02 6282 2644
New Path has online satisfaction surveys where we welcome your feedback at all times so we can ensure that we are providing the highest level of support.
New Path is funded by Capital Health Network through the Australian Government’s Primary Health Network (PHN) program.
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