genU

Mental Health Services

genU has supported people dealing with mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers, for more than 60 years.

Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMs)
A mentor will spend time helping you recognise your skills and strengths and set goals to achieve what you want. Your goals may change but your mentor will stay with you on this journey, taking the time that you need to achieve your recovery and become independent.

Outreach services
Provides assistance at home or with getting out and about. Outreach can link you to local community and government services and set up activities and outlets. We can help you build skills and strategies to make you more independent.

Respite
Offers you or your carer a chance to have a break or a holiday. We offer individual and group activities and skill development.


Listing details

Street address: 1 Riverview Terrace, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia
Postal address: PO Box 558, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Community group or not-for-profit – incorporated
Languages spoken: Italian, Sundanese
Service area: City of Greater Geelong
Website: www.genu.org.au/support-services/mental-health-services
Facebook: www.facebook.com/genUconnect
Twitter: www.twitter.com/genuconnect

Phone: 03 5249 8990 or 1300 558 368
Email: [email protected]

Cost: Modest contributory costs to outings and materials.
Referral: Referral forms are available via phone or email. People can refer themselves or be assisted by whomever they choose.
Eligibility: 16yrs + for Personal helpers and Mentors. Must have a diagnosed mental helth condition for Outreach / Respite.
Volunteer opportunities: Yes - Volunteers can assist with group programme activities and outings. Police check required.
Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Public transport access: Yes - Short walk from bus on High St near Barrabool Rd.