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Expanded support for people experiencing severe mental illness

Expanded support for people experiencing severe mental illness

Sonder announces the expansion of Clinical Care Coordination, a program offering short-term service coordination and care planning for people experiencing severe and complex mental illness.

The organisation has successfully delivered the Clinical Care Coordination program across the Northern and Western metropolitan regions of Adelaide since 2015, funded by Adelaide PHN.

Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder explains

Today, we are delighted to announce an exciting expansion to our service delivery area, which will enable us to provide support to clients living in regional South Australia.

The expansion is the result of welcomed additional funding from Country SA PHN which will enable people living in regional South Australia to access the program from locations such as Nuriootpa, Gawler, Kapunda, Strathalbyn, Port Pirie, Clare and Kadina.

Clinical Care Coordination is delivered by Clinical Care Planners who work closely with individuals experiencing severe mental illness, their GP and others involved in their care to plan what services will help them most, based on their specific goals and needs.

Clinical Care Planners offer valuable guidance and advocacy to support the individual’s recovery. They are able to make referrals to service providers on behalf of clients and then follow-up to ensure the service’s ongoing effectiveness.

Individuals interested in accessing the program will need to first visit their GP and request a Mental Health Treatment Plan. Individuals who do not have a Mental Health Treatment Plan can seek help from the team at Sonder to obtain one by calling (08) 8209 0700.

For more information about the program, visit the Clinical Care Coordination program webpage.

For further information about Sonder, visit sonder.net.au/about-us

Crisis support

Sonder is not a crisis service. People requiring immediate help should call:

  • Triple 0 (Ambulance, Fire, Police) – 000
  • Mental Health Triage Service – 13 14 65
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467