Community Service Program
At United Minds, we understanding that treating and preventing mental health issues requires more than counselling. We know that by combining individual support with practical support like financial and material aid, access to food bank items/hampers and access to affordable or free counselling at times of financial stress can help contribute to change. That's why the work we do goes beyond the therapy room.
Financial & Material Aid
We offer a unique financial and material aid service. This support is often informed by the work we are doing in therapy. Some examples of how we have extended support beyond the therapy room to help maintain a positive mental health:
*Tom had been using our service for support with depression and anxiety. Recent uncontrollable events lead to severe financial hardship so when his car broke down, he could not afford the repairs. Without access to a vehicle, Tom would not be able to get to work which would lead to further financial stress. United Minds helped fund partial repairs to his vehicle to keep Tom on the road. To keep him in the workplace and prevent further stress at an already difficult time.
Foodbank, Open Pantry & Hampers
United Minds has a foodbank on site in Yarrambat and Doreen. This support is extended beyond registered clients and is available to anyone in the community who is in need. Our CSP coordinator, Tracey, operates and open pantry most weeks. We can also prepare food and clothing hampers. For further information on how to get support or how to support our work, please contact Tracey on 8692-9949.
United Minds has an onsite opportunity shop at the Yarrambat office. We stock children and adults clothing and toys. To find out more about what we stock or to donate to our op shop, please contact Tracey on 8692-9949.