The Residential Respite Accommodation Program (RRAP) aims to:
Provide carers of people experiencing mental illness with a break from their caring responsibilities; and
Deliver a short term, recovery-based group program to small groups of people living well with their mental illness (care recipients).
The RRAP is part of MIFSA’s Respite Services and involves a Respite House located at Seaview Downs.
A range of programs are conducted at the Respite House which typically involve groups of up to seven participants aged 18 years or over who either experience mental health problems or are caring for someone who does. Programs operate from Monday to Friday and include structured and themed activities such as day outings, recreation activities and living skills workshops. All programs are delivered by Respite Workers who understand mental health problems and who work together with participants at their own pace to provide individualised support with a focus on recovery.
MIFSA’s Respite House has a large common area to cook and share meals, watch TV or play games in the evenings, 7 bedrooms with each guest receiving their own private lockable rooms and a separate, individual courtyard area. The house includes four toilet and shower facilities and two rooms for staff quarters. It is ideally located within walking distance of Marion Shopping Centre, the beach and community amenities. Many who have stayed at the house describe the atmosphere as very welcoming for all participants.
Checkout a tour of the Residential Respite House by clicking the video below.
To make a referral or for further information, please contact the MIFSA Residential Respite Accommodation Program: