‘Impact Youth Mental Health Program - YPOD (Young People’s Own Direction)
If you are experiencing mental illness you are not alone! This can happen to anybody at anytime.
Are you currently experiencing any mental health issues?
Are you between the ages of 16 and 35?
Would you like to speak to someone, understanding and caring, about these feelings?
Would you like someone to support you in achieving your goals in life?
Would you be interested in having fun and making new friends?
WE CAN HELP YOU!
Impacts Y-pod (Young Person’s Own Direction) program is for young people who are experiencing mental health issues and offers a welcoming and safe environment that encompasses individualised support. Y-Pod is a non judgmental recovery based service that supports you to Live your Life your way!!
Impact's Mental Health Service offers recovery based day programs for people aged between 16-64 who have a mental illness or who are experiencing both mental health disorders and drug and alcohol related problems.
Our staff have come from many professional backgrounds including counselling, psychotherapy, social work, community development, creative arts, music and education.
Currently Impact Mental Health is working on the implementation of a person-centred strengths based coaching framework, known as the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM). Consistent with developments in positive psychology, the model focuses on strengths and values, goals and actions, within a coaching framework, with an emphasis on the alliance between staff and participant, and the growth potential of the participant. By using the principles of coaching psychology, mental health staff members are leading change in the organisation by personal use of the principles and practices that they are also using to coach participants.
Our service is funded by the Department of Health (DoH) and aims to increase confidence and improve skills to assist participants to live independently in the community.
Impact's Mental Health Service is offered in two locations: Oakleigh and Frankston.
Our Oakleigh service caters for people living in the Middle South metropolitan region. This includes the suburbs of Clayton, Oakleigh, Clarinda, Heatherton, Bentleigh, Hampton, Highett, Sandringham, Cheltenham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Mentone and Mordialloc.
Our Frankston service caters for people living in the Mordialloc to Frankston and Peninsula region.
If you are interested in participating in our service or have any questions feel free to contact us via
Phone: (03) 9568 6144
or contact our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ypod.impact) on Monday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
If you need urgent assistance in accessing psychiatric help or information please call the Psychiatric Triage Service on 1300 369 012.