PARC services combine short term residential accommodation (up to 28 days) with recovery focused health support to help people experiencing mental health issues to transition out of hospital or to avoid a hospital admission.
The PARC service is for people 16 years and older who are experiencing mental health issues that make being at home difficult – but whose recovery can be supported without having to be admitted to hospital.
It is also for people who have been in hospital with mental health issues and want time to work on their recovery and put some plans in place before returning home.
PARC is a ‘step up, step down’ services because of its position in the continuum of care between a person’s home and a hospital.
The PARC in Warrnambool contains individual bedrooms, each with a private en-suite.
The architecturally designed home-like environment has a fully equipped central kitchen and dining area, multiple relaxation spaces, a fully equipped laundry and views to leafy outdoor spaces.
Other features include a light-filled activity space, art room, sensory room, BBQ and large covered deck overlooking Brierly Reserve.
Staying at PARC is voluntary and there is no charge for accommodation. Residents provide their own food and personal items. Residents are encouraged to cook their own meals and maintain their bedrooms with support if required.