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Joondalup Community Mental Health

Neami Joondalup is a short-term support service for people with a mental illness, to prevent hospital admission or support early discharge from hospital. We also assist people to transition back into the community after inpatient care.

The service is not a replacement for acute inpatient care but an option that can prevent the need for hospitalisation, when people are aware they are becoming unwell.

We are a 22 bed facility offering 24-hour support and a range of individual and group rehabilitation and recovery programs. Clinical supports are available as required.

Neami Joondalup is available to anyone living in Western Australia with a mental illness diagnosis.

Features of our service include:

  • Tennis court and bicycles
  • Recreation room for yoga, crafts and games
  • Communal and quiet shared spaces
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Private laundry facilities
  • Ensuite bathrooms

The service is managed by a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation and peer support workers. Nursing staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The average stay is 2-4 weeks. Each individual is assessed and monitored during that time.

Individual work

Neami works with you to reduce distress from mental illness and to avoid admission or re-admission to acute inpatient hospital care.

We work with you in the following areas:

  • Assessing your immediate and long-term needs
  • Monitoring your safety and wellbeing
  • Development of a relapse prevention plan
  • Liaison with clinical services, carers and the community
  • Referrals to community supports upon leaving
  • Development of exit plans and facilitating family involvement where appropriate
Group work - Optimal Health Program

The main group program we provide is the Optimal Health Program, which focuses on the areas of:

  • Symptom recognition
  • Monitoring early warning signs
  • Developing an action plan to support
    - Daily coping skills
    - Managing symptoms and medication
    - Relapse prevention planning
  • Understanding of stress, vulnerability and coping
  • Maintaining wellness and overall health

The Optimal Health Program begins in a group setting but recognises that recovery is an individual process.

Staff assist individuals to meet their personal goals.


To be eligible for Neami Joondalup you must be:

  • Aged 16-64 and eligible for mental health services
  • Able to engage co-operatively in a group setting and willing to participate in the Optimal Health Program
  • Not using illicit substances/drugs or alcohol during their time with the service
  • Have stable and onging accommodation
  • Exhibiting early warning signs of acute mental illness and requiring increased support and treatment to prevent hospital admission
  • Requiring additional support following an acute inpatient admission to support a transition back into the community and avoid re-admission

Referrals can be made directly to Neami Joondalup by the consumers treating clinician or GP as well as community mental health services, with the consent of the individual.

Source: www.neaminational.org.au
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