Parramatta Mission provides Support Coordination in the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas.
Our Support Coordinators will meet you at a location that is convenient to you.
Our Group Based Activities operate from our Central Location in the heart of Parramatta. (Level 1, 107 Macquarie Street Parramatta).
All of our services are designed around you – and the unique supports that you need to help you reach your goals and live the life of your choosing.
We will support you with the following services:
- Group based social activities in a center (Drop in).
- Group based social activities in the community (Outing).
- Group based daily living skills training in a center.
- Coordination of Support.
And much more.
Timetable for April (amended for COVID-19)
Transition from Face-to-face to Virtual Support
The current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak has certainly impacted our community particularly our consumers with mental health issues. Most people in the community will manage with the support of family and friends, however others may need some extra help to keep things on track. As such, WSLARS has taken every measure to provide support to our existing consumers. Just like many other service providers, we are moving towards supporting our consumers through telephone and web-based support.
Benefits of Virtual (Telephone/Web-based) Support
Arguably, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s well-being particularly their mental health. In the past few weeks, WSLARS has initiated a welfare check assessment with consumers (a Likert scale wellbeing questionnaire). Data revealed a significant decline on consumers mood, mental state and well-being over the weeks of WSLARS temporary closure. Thus, majority of the consumers expressed that having someone to talk to over the phone helps them alleviate the strong feeling of isolation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Moving forward, telephone or web-based support will benefit consumers maintain the routine they have developed at WSLARS, virtually connect with friends and the staff, do the activities they enjoy, continue to support them achieve their NDIS goals and develop their capacity to navigate technology (ie. use of smart phone).
What does Telephone/Web-based Support Looks like?
This new support program will be delivered in a structured manner. Talking group, discussion group and information session will contain both open-ended and close-ended questions (structured script) to run the group in a holistic and efficient manner. Other virtual group activities and one-on-one support such as creating a healthy recipe, meditation, mindfulness activity, eMusic session, creative writing etc., will be facilitated by staff whilst focusing on the consumers NDIS goals.