COVID 19: Ruah’s services are still operating and special arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.
We understand that during this time people may need increased mental health and wellness support and our team is here to support you. Our referrals are open – if you are experiencing mental health concerns please consider accessing our services.
At Ruah we believe that your needs, strengths and recovery preferences are at the centre of everything we do. We walk alongside you, your family and carers to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.
The majority of our mental health and wellness services are free and funded by the State and Federal Governments, including NDIS. These services provide personalised recovery support to improve quality of life, relationships and wellbeing.
Ruah is contracted to support people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. In most cases, ongoing care must be guaranteed by public mental health service, private psychiatrist or a general practitioner. In determining eligibility, Ruah considers; diagnosis, length of time mental health issue has been experienced, involvement of a mental health clinic and cultural background.
Ruah is currently accepting referrals from mental health clinics, GPs and medical professionals, and community organisations. Wait times for assessment and services vary, please call 13 78 24 (13 Ruah) for an estimated wait time for the relevant catchment area. Please note that submitting a referral form does not guarantee Ruah services.
COVID-19: The Government has announced new measures to support NDIS participants.
Ruah provides core and capacity building support to increase your independence at home and in the community.
Ruah also provides coordination of supports. This can involve: helping you to understand and implement your plan, connecting you with NDIS and mainstream services and liaising with your supports to keep everyone on the same page. All supports are delivered within a recovery framework with a focus on achieving your individual goals.
Ruah provides a unique recreation services to improve your mental health and wellbeing. We can support your participation in community based group activities, as well as provide individual support for you to participate in social activities of your choice.
Ruah provides recovery support that is flexible and personalised. We will work with you, your family and carers to develop your recovery goals and connect you with your community. Our professional staff will meet you in your home or at a place that is convenient for you. In negotiating your service plan with Ruah, your recovery support could include coordinating other services that are assisting you, planning strategies to stay safe, finding and keeping a job, assisting you to maintain your accommodation and supporting people who care for you. We can also assist you with day-to-day activities such as attending appointments, shopping and engaging in recreation activities.
Mental Health and Wellness Mid West
Based in Geraldton, Ruah provide personalised support and respite accommodation to people who are living with severe and persistent mental health diagnosis and require support.
• Aged 18-65
• For clients who are living with a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis and require community support
• Must be case managed by GP, Midwest Mental Health Service or psychiatrist
Funded by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), EPYCentre provides personalised functional recovery support to young people aged 12-25 and their families. This service will be provided to young people who are referred from State Area Health Service Providers (HSPs) and will be complimentary to the care they are receiving from the HSP. The addition of this service emboldens our mission of empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create meaningful change in their lives. Read more about EPYCentre here!
Mental Health Law Centre (MHLC) joined Ruah in 2019 and provides legal representation and support for people whose mental illnesses are causally related to legal issues, which they cannot manage without support. That includes legal advice, legal representation, referrals and a telephone advisory service.
• People who are involuntary patients under the Western Australian Mental Health Act 2014
• Voluntary patients who are in psychiatric hospitals or living in the community under Community Treatment Orders
See the MHLC for more details and to reach out for support.