Mission Australia - Personal Helpers and Mentors Program - Darwin, Alice Springs


This is a ‘strengths and recovery’ focused program supporting people whose lives are severely affected by a mental illness to better manage their daily activities and to access a range of appropriate services and supports when they need them. PHAM’s services support participants using recovery focussed and strength based services. In PHAM’s, recovery is about a personal journey that is driven by the participant’s point of view, focuses on their strengths (what they can do), hopes, wishes, goals and achievements and provides ways for them to cope better within the confines of their illness and equips them to overcome difficulties and challenges that they must face along the way. Recovery means that participants learn to cope with difficulties in their life, regain control and make choices and decisions for themselves, strive to achieve their goals, and develop skills to help them overcome future challenges. Mission Australia operates this service in Darwin, Alice Springs and reaches out to Papunya.