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Mental Health - Support - Non-Clinical - Hervey Bay/Wide Bay Region Qld - GEMS Flyer Updated Mar 2010[ S3)]

Mental Health - Support - Non-Clinical - Hervey Bay/Wide Bay Region Qld - GEMS Flyer Updated Mar 2010[ S3)]

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Social participation through networked support in regional Qld
Social participation through networked support in regional Qld

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Published by: Sharon A Stocker on Jan 12, 2011
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Personal Empowerment
 The continuing operation of GEMSdepends on the involvement ofmembers. By way of voluntarywork, social participation andmanagement.Members have the opportunity tobecome involved in all aspects, ofthe daily running, policy anddecision making, in day to daymanagement, and in the long termvision of GEMS.(consumer / peer operated)
How to Join
If your main barrier to getting alife or a job is a mental healthproblem, you are eligible to joinGEMS. There are no membershipfees. Referrals by GP, Healthservices, self referral byappointment-Phone or Email.For People interested in Voluntarywork, Cert 1V MH students
 Call us, we offer training,workshops & orientation-for staff.
Mental HealthConcerns ?Recovery isHervey BayGEMS at
“Palms Oasis”
Opening Hours:
 Mondays , Wednesdays9:30 am to 3-00 pmCost $6 inc hot meal & activities: social activities
Saturday morning social outing
at Boat ClubNoon to 2pm-lunch & rafflesThursday Evenings from 6 pm to 9pmDinner
How to contact us:
Archer St Pt Vernon
 Sandy & Reg:
41254215 /0432608580
41247421 ( Dave can also ar-range transport where necessary)
Hervey Bay GEMS iscommitted to Recovery (somecall rehabilitation).
GEMS is a welcoming trusting,safe empowering environmentthat supports people with MentalHealth concerns to buildconfidence and skills. People useGEMS to recover, to achievegoals such as paid employmentand participate in the
Respite & SupportedAccommodation
What do we do at GEMS ?
GEMS helps people with mentalhealth concerns to recover,developing work, social and lifeskills, confidence and stamina.People who are working, not workingon pensions or who are seeking paidemployment can attend GEMSrebuild their social life andparticipate in the wider community.Some members take on valuableroles in running GEMS, and find thiswork highly satisfying.
The following Programs are available at GEMS: 
Members and staff join together to keep GEMSrunning, using every inch of our wellequipped, warm and friendly house,our busy kitchen our sunnyenclosed outdoor area & garden.In this way, members develop skillsand confidence. Getting intosomething that is fun andproductive buildsesteem andmotivation.
supportedaccommodationgives new hope-
 We understand-
GEMS bridge
the gap between posthospital and home, respite, andoffers short to medium termaccommodation fully supported byPeople who care all GEMS are alsosupported in
membersdevelop social skills and friendshipsin a wide range of social activities,including excursions, workshops,movies BBQ & pizza days, art,craft, games-chat
GEMS at “Palms Oasis
Daily Living in the Community& Day respite/support
This new program is targeted atpeople with mental health concerns(consumers) & care providers whoexperience social isolation. Theprogram includes both structuredand not so structured sociallybased day activity programs whichdevelop skills, confidence andsocial networks. This will increaseability to participate in social,recreational and educationalactivities, thereby improvinghealth outcomes and quality of life.
It’s what “Recovery really is about”

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