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Many people living with mental health issues had nowhere to go and were often very isolated.
This isolation contributed to further deterioration of mental health.
The mental health system makes excellent provision for the mental health needs of their patients, however, it is the need of belonging, being able to love and be loved, being respected and most importantly of being taken seriously.
Centacare Employment and Training is a not-for-profit, registered training organisation (RTO), established in 1976.
It delivers flexible adult education programs and fully accredited Vocational Education and Training, (VET) courses, specifically for disadvantaged and/or marginalised members of the community who are looking to learn new skills or obtain the qualifications necessary to go on to further study, training or employment in a particular field or industry.
The Catholic Ministry for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired seeks to expand accessibility to deaf and hearing impaired people, and to educate the community on the needs of their clients.
Catholic Ministry for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired activities are varied, and include telephone support, information sharing, counselling and interpreting services.
As people started to use the drop in centre it was obvious that there was a need for long term permanent ‘community’ accommodation, as many were unable to live on their own and often had nowhere to go at night.