Mental Health & Addictions Service
Personal Focus - Group Activities & Individualised Support
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Community based support - mental health, Supported employment
East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Adult, Older adult
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
Personal Focus is available to people from 16 to 65 years of age who have experienced mental ill-health. Referral to the service (for Group activities or Community Participation) can be made by any of the following...
Community Support Worker
Community Mental Health Centres
Supported Accommodation Providers
Family / Whanau
Other Framework services
Personal Focus is available to people from 16 to 65 years of age who have experienced mental ill- health. We provide a variety of options that offer individualised learning and support in:
Framework has embraced the Strengths Model Principles (Charles A. Rapp). The focus of our work is on the strengths of individuals which allow them to establish achievable goals that meet their needs and aspirations. To achieve this, we provide two options of service delivery:
Personal Focus continues to deliver a number of community based group activities in the greater Auckland region with a variety of activity and education based programmes that are updated quarterly.
These may lead to attending a community group, studying or working. Our group activities range from those with a physical and/or mental wellbeing emphasis to skill-based groups or those with a social focus.
Activities are delivered across the greater Auckland area and quarterly timetables are developed for the North/West, Central and South Auckland areas.
We welcome ideas from participants for the development of new groups.
Personal Focus has offered an individualised support option as part of the community participation programme. Participants are partnered with a programme facilitator to achieve greater involvement in their communities.
Our model of facilitation is adapted from the Enabling Good Lives principles:
- Self-determination - participants are in control of their lives.
- Person-centred - participants have supports that are tailored to their individual needs and goals.
- Ordinary life outcomes - participants are supported to live an everyday life in everyday places; and are regarded as citizens with opportunities for learning, employment, having a home and family, and social participation
- Mainstream first - participants are supported to access mainstream services before specialist Mental Health services.
- Mana enhancing - the abilities and contributions of participants and their families are recognised and respected.
- Easy to use - support is easily accessible and flexible.
- Relationship building - supports, builds and strengthens relationships between participants, their whānau and community.
Individual goal plans are developed in partnership with a Facilitator.
The focus of the work undertaken is:
- Participation and inclusion in the participants wider community. Participants will explore options to support greater involvement in their community. This may include joining social activities, sports/recreation, interest groups etc.
- Further Education /Training. Participants explore and connect with training or study options based on career planning. This may include tertiary study or short courses/workshops.
- Confidence Building for work. Participants develop skills to enhance their confidence to *prepare for job seeking. This may include support into volunteer work.
The service is available to mental health consumers between the ages of 16 - 65 years.
*Personal Focus does not support people into employment. However, when participants express a desire to find employment they may choose to be referred to Workfocus - Framework’s employment support service.
The Personal Focus service offers Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) workshops throughout the year in central Auckland and Franklin. WRAP is for anyone, any time. It will support you in being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do...
For further information and workshop dates and locations contact the programme administrator by phone on: (09)815 5113 or by Email:
For more information on the Personal Focus Programmes please click on the following link for the Framework website.
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This page was last updated at 11:56AM on November 14, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Framework.