Resolve, an Australian-first mental health program

Published 10th May, 2017 in Health

A community-based program caring for people with mental illness will start in October 2017.

Resolve an Australian first mental health program

The Resolve Program will help provide care for vulnerable people living with mental illness.

Participants will have access to:

  • crisis care with 24/7 peer support
  • outreach support to people in their homes
  • case management
  • specialist drug and alcohol services
  • an after-hours peer support warm line.

The $7 million program will be delivered over seven years and will reach communities within 200km of Resolve Centres in Penrith and Orange.

The Resolve Program will complement existing mental health services in the Nepean Blue Mountains and Western NSW Local Health Districts.

The program will be supported by a $7 million Social Benefit Bond, raised and managed by Social Ventures Australia. The Resolve Social Benefit Bond is Australia’s first social impact investment aimed at improving mental health outcomes.

Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies said mental illness is a growing issue in communities across the state.

“This is a new way to deliver tailored support to more than 500 individuals affected by mental health issues, particularly those who frequent emergency departments or spend long periods of time in our inpatient facilities,” Mrs Davies said.

Find out more about the Resolve Program

Published 10th May, 2017 in Health