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Mental health and wellness

It can be a tough road for the thousands of Western Australians grappling with chronic mental illness but Ruah is here to share the journey.

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Mental health and wellness

Ruah has been at the forefront of mental health care for generations. We were the first agency to introduce mobile community outreach services, in partnership with the WA State Government, back in the 1990s.

Today, we continue to lead the market providing innovative care and support for people living in the community who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. We help them build the skills, resilience, independence and confidence they need to lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

As advocates and mental health specialists, we strive to end the stigma associated with mental illness and are committed to empowering our clients and giving them control in the choices and decisions that affect their lives.

How to become a Ruah client

Ruah supports people living in the community who are experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. As a client, your needs, strengths and recovery preferences are at the centre of everything we do. We work with you, your family and carers, to plan the journey that will help you achieve your goals.

Our team delivers quality, evidence-based and personalised support from bases in Perth, Geraldton and Albany. Most of our services are free and funded by the State and Federal Governments. These services provide a caring and tailored recovery plan to support our clients on the road to better health.

In most cases you will need a referral to access Ruah’s services and you must be under the ongoing care of a public mental health service, private psychiatrist or a general practitioner.

Here’s how the process works:

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Need help? Here’s how to access Ruah’s services

SANE – a mental health forum

Ruah has partnered with SANE Australia to host the SANE Forums – providing a safe place to share your experience of living with complex mental health issues. The Lived Experience Forum helps you connect to people like you. You can read stories, reply to discussions or start your own. Visit the SANE Forums

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A lifetime of mental illness and multiple traumas including child sexual abuse and, later, the death of a young son brought Gabrielle to breaking point. A referral to Ruah brought her back to life.

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