Our APARC is a residential service staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our APARC offers a 14 day program, however your stay could be less or more than this depending on your goals and the support that APARC can provide. APARC is run together by Mind Australia and Peninsula Health.
Our APARC team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, community mental health practitioners, a peer practitioner and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) lived experience worker. All of our APARC staff are trained and experienced in providing compassionate, trauma-informed and person-centered mental health treatment and support.
Our APARC team can provide you with assistance around physical, psychological/emotional, social, and spiritual needs that you identify as being important. We work in partnership with you and will usually involve a combination of one-to-one consultations, group interventions and where appropriate, family work.
At the point of leaving our APARC you will have a comprehensive support plan and referrals to community-based supports if needed.
Who we care for
If aged between 18 – 64 years and living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area our APARC can support you.
You can be referred to the APARC following a mental health crisis or may have had challenges with your mental health and functioning for some time.
APARC can help when you are:
- experiencing worsening social isolation
- feeling a loss of belonging or purpose
- losing hope and struggling to get the help you need at home
- likely to have a hospital admission without enhanced support
- ready to leave a hospital setting but need more help than is available at home
How to access this service
If you are not connected to a team withing our service a referral can be made via Mental Health Telephone Triage. If you are connected with a Peninsula Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Service already talk to your care team about accessing APARC.