Lorikeet Centre Recovery Program
The Lorikeet Centre at 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville, 3km northwest of Perth, is a rehabilitation service for adults with a diagnosed mental illness and is based on the international model.
What we can provide
At the Lorikeet Centre you can set your own recovery goals and work towards them, make friends and have fun. Services at the rehabilitation centre include help gaining work skills, recreation, education, social support and advocacy.
You can participate in a modified workday to develop and maintain daily living skills as well as enjoy social interaction, community life and organised activities.
In this supportive environment you can work on acquiring the skills and support you need. The process allows you to take charge of your own recovery, which brings hope and a sense of self-worth. You are encouraged to participate actively with others to further their mental health and social competence as well.
There is a small cost to members for lunch and subsidised social actiities. There are also 6 computers avaliable for members to use.
At the Lorikeet Centre, you can gain valuable work experience by running programs alongside staff. You can participate in planning, preparing and serving lunch, clerical duties or presenting information about services and mental illness to the general community.
The program can also help to manage everyday tasks and move back into education or the workforce. You will have access to a computer and help preparing resumes and job applications.
There is plenty of fun to be had as well. Join in activities such as table tennis, pool, movies, picnics and barbecues and visits to museums, cultural and artistic events. We also go on camps staying in country towns.
Art in Recovery
A new program. We have a an art teacher to help you in all facets of art.
A great way to improve physical and mental health is through exercise, which can be an effective antidepressant, so the small gym at the centre called Funky Fitness has been a great success with a qualified gym instructor.
Event: Lorikeet's Open Your Mind Poetry Competition
When: 19th May, 2017
Where: Lorikeet Centre, 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville.
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Description: It’s on again for the third year! Our Open Your Mind Poetry Competition has been growing with more poets entering their poems every year.
This year the poetry theme for Schizophrenia Awareness Week (SAW) 14th - 21st May 2017 is: The value of community and inclusion as a foundation of recovery.
Poems are to be between 4 and 16 lines and have a title. Poets must have a diagnosed mental illness or the carer of someone with a mental illness living in WA.
We will have a well-known poet to judge the winner, highly commended. There will be small prizes for the best 3 poems.
Lorikeet Referral Forms
Below are the referral forms required to be completed by new members. These forms can also be aquired from the Lorikeet Centre or mailed to you. All forms are kept strictly confidential, locked away and not accessed by Lorikeet staff, volenteers or members.
This form is to be printed and filled out by or with the participant. It requests basic information about the participant's current details, situation and preferences.
This form is to be printed and filled out by the participant's Health Care Provider. It requests basic information about the participant mental health.
This is a template of a letter that can be given to a participant's Health Care Provider along with the Request for Information Form. Simply print this letter and fill out your full name and date of birth before handing it to your Health Care Provider.
This is a form of standard information that we give to new members. Be sure to read and agree to it before signing up. One of our friendly Lorikeet Members will be happy to read it with you and explain as you go at the Lorikeet Centre.
Lorikeet Activity Planner
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