In Part 2 of Celebrating PARCs, we take a deep-dive into the experiences of the people who work and stay at PARCs. If you missed Part 1, PARCs are mental health Prevention and Recovery Care Centres.
You’ll hear from Sean Kearns, Day Program Co-ordinator at Barwon Health Mental Health, who has been working at Barwon PARC for 17 years; Sharon, who recently experienced a stay at Barwon PARC; and many of the fabulous ermha365 staff who make PARCs happen, including Sally Wall, Alys Boase, Frank, Kristen, Andrew, Jacquee, Cathy and Gabby.
This two-part episode of GET REAL celebrates PARCS, and the amazing role they play in the mental health recovery journey for many people.
ermha365 has been managing PARCs for almost 15 years. As a psychosocial support services provider, we work hand-in-hand with our clinical mental health partners to make sure our PARCS address local needs and challenges. We set up the first women-only PARC in Victoria, and provide over 18,000 hours of programmed PARC activities each year, along with specific, targeted one-on-one mental health recovery support.
For more information, and a video that shows more about the wonderful synergy and partnerships created between clinical mental health, ermha365 staff and mental health consumers at ermha365 PARCs, go to https://www.ermha.org/residential-support-3/