At MCM, our trauma-informed care and healing oriented approach is delivered across the whole organisation, taking a complete picture of someone’s life situation, past and present, in order to provide effective care.
Many of the people MCM support experience mental health challenges as they face other complexities in life, including homelessness, family violence and breakdown, disability, medical illnesses and addictions. On top of this, many find it difficult to access specialist mental health care as their level of complexity can mean they fall through the cracks between service systems.
Our trauma informed mental health care and support are foundational to all our services – this means that we provide practical and emotional support to people experiencing mental distress. This has been informed by our own Healing Orientated Framework, where all members of our organisation learns how experiences of trauma can shape a person’s coping style and reduce their capacity to respond effectively to stress. This Framework has enabled us to take a holistic view of the people we work alongside, and their needs, to find more effective ways of supporting their recovery.
Beyond the trauma informed care that all of our services provide, we also provide specific mental health supports, offered by mental health professionals in the homelessness, disability and education service areas.
Supporting NDIS participants to develop and implement a recovery plan to manage the challenges of day-to-day living.
Supporting young people who experience mental health challenges to finish school by providing a higher degree of wraparound support.
Addressing psychological distress and challenging, at risk or suicidal behaviours of young people aged 12-24, experiencing or at risk of homelessness.