• Mental Health Services
  • Aged Care Services
  • Cafe and Catering
  • Emergency Relief / Material Aid
  • Engagement Hub
  • Goodwill Shops
  • Hearing voices?
  • Job seeking
  • LGBTQI
  • Legal Service
  • Pastoral Care
  • Residential Programs
  • Training or Education

Mental Health Services

Victoria’s new Mental Health services

From 1 August 2014, a new Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS) was launched in Victoria. The MHCSS system was introduced to deliver better outcomes for people with lived experience of mental ill health (and their carers), and for Victoria’s mental health service system.

Why choose Prahran Mission as my mental health service provider?

The primary focus of Prahran Mission is to work collaboratively with people who have a mental illness, and who are experiencing extreme social and economic disadvantage, in order to facilitate a full and meaningful life.

Prahran Mission uses a strengths based approach to build upon a client’s existing skills and resources, and to promote activities that support their journey of recovery.

Prahran Mission is committed to the concept and possibilities of recovery.

‘Recovery is often likened to a journey to emphasise that it is a process of healing, growth and learning that involves an internal and an emotional process of change.’ (Lefley,1994, Weingarten,1994)

What kind of mental health services are available at Prahran Mission?

Prahran Mission offers two separate services:

  • Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)
  • Individual Client Support packages, as part of MHCSS.

The type and extent of support offered in either service varies, depending on your needs and preferences.

Both services are individually tailored, person-centred and responsive to your priorities.

Both services are government funded and free of cost to you.

Note: We do not provide counselling or crisis assistance. We refer people to the appropriate services, if this is required.

How do I access Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)?

Access to Personal Helpers and Mentors service can be made by contacting a Prahran Mission office, and speaking to a PHaMs Team Leader.

You do not need to have a medical diagnosis of a mental illness to initially join the program. If you join, your Support Worker will help you to get the medical and other health support that you need.

Location Contact
CHELTENHAM Prahran Mission Office
Rear of 313 Charman Road
(Cnr Maude Street & Charman Road)
T: 9692 9400
MT WAVERLEY Prahran Mission Office
1/12 Hamilton Place, Mt Waverley
T: 9692 9400
How does a PHaMs service with Prahran Mission work?

PHaMs provides direct, personalised assistance for people whose ability to manage their daily activities and live independently is being severely impacted by mental illness. 

Prahran Mission has qualified, experienced and dedicated Support Workers who will work with you to develop an Individual Recovery Plan specifically for you.

Your Individual Recovery Plan is central to how we understand your needs and preferences. It outlines your strengths and aspirations, setting out what you want to achieve, and how we are going to do it together. Your carers and family members may also be involved in developing your Recovery Plan, with your consent.

Our focus will be on achieving your personal goals - both long and short term - and your Support Worker will assist you to:

  • live independently
  • better manage your daily activities
  • access appropriate support
  • reconnect with family and friends
  • achieve personal independence.

Prahran Mission also provides Recovery Mentors. This is a specialist role within the team, providing support from the perspective of someone who has overcome the impact that mental challenges had on their own lives. They use their own recovery story and relevant work experience to support you on your recovery journey.

You can request to work with a Recovery Mentor on a specialist recovery goal.

Recovery Mentors also coordinate and facilitate PHaMs recovery groups, which are safe spaces where you can connect with other people, share your experiences, learn new ways to cope and live, and build your confidence.

For more information

How do I access Individual Client Support packages?

Access to an Individual Client Support package with Prahran Mission can be made via two pathways:

  1. Contact a Prahran Mission office, and we will help you access the Central Intake & Assessment function.
  2. Contact your local Central Intake & Assessment function directly, and ask to be referred to Prahran Mission.

Your local Central Intake and Assessment function will:

  • assess and determine your eligibility to receive support
  • provide information about the services available to you
  • refer you to a Support Package provider for a comprehensive intake assessment.

Prahran Mission provides Individual Client Support packages in three catchment areas – Bayside, Inner East Melbourne, and South East Melbourne. 

Note: People who live out of our catchment areas but who wish to access our services may still be eligible for our assistance, so please contact your preferred office to discuss this further.

Location
Contact
BAYSIDE

Covering the Cities of:

  • Bayside
  • Glen Eira
  • Kingston
  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington
Central Intake & Assessment
Call 1300 379 462
Operated by:
NEAMI National
Mon to Fri, 9.00-5.00pm Prahran Mission Office
Rear 313 Charman Road, Cheltenham
(Cnr Maude Street & Charman Road)
T: 9692 9400
INNER EAST MELB

Covering the Cities of:

  • Boroondara
  • Manningham
  • Monash
  • Whitehorse
Central Intake & Assessment
Call 1300 785 358
Operated by:
EACH
Mon to Fri, 9.00-5.00pmPrahran Mission Office
140 Normanby Road, Kew East **NOT OPEN YET**
T: 9692 9400
SOUTH EAST MELB

Covering the Cities of:

  • Greater Dandenong
  • Casey
  • Cardinia Shire
Central Intake & Assessment
Call 1300 785 358
Operated by: EACH
Mon to Fri, 9.00-5.00pmPrahran Mission Office
1 Lurline Street, Cranbourne
T: 8825 4900
How does an Individual Client Support package with Prahran Mission work?

An Individual Client Support package is tailored for each person upon entry to the service. We regularly meet with you to ensure our services are meeting your needs.

The development of your Individual Recovery Plan is central to how we understand your needs and preferences. We use the Recovery Star tool to assist you in identifying your recovery goals within a range of areas, such as managing your mental health, improving your relationships with your family or friends, getting and keeping a job, developing your social networks and your confidence, or improving your physical health, or housing situation.

Your Individual Recovery Plan outlines your strengths and aspirations, setting out what you want to achieve, and how we are going to do it together. Your carers and family members may also be involved in developing the Recovery Plan, with your consent.

Our focus will be on achieving your personal goals - both long and short term - and our team will support you to live independently.

What kind of support is in our Individual Client Support packages?

We provide a qualified and experienced Support Worker who will meet you in your preferred location – in your home, in a community setting, or in one of our offices – depending on what suits you.

The purpose of our work is to offer the range of supports that you want in order to improve your quality of life, while working toward your recovery goals.

Our services aim to:

  • provide a safe, encouraging and supportive environment
  • promote your rights
  • provide opportunities specific to your own needs and goals
  • support, promote and encourage social interactions, recreational options, general living skills, educational and vocational opportunities
  • assist in developing self-confidence and build on existing strengths
  • help you to access services and supports within the community to help prevent illness, relapse and/or hospital admission.

Prahran Mission provides:

  • support to you in your personal recovery from mental illness
  • support to your family and carers in their caring role
  • support to you in your parenting role, if required
  • assistance to you in coordinating the services you are using, such as clinical mental health services, alcohol and drug services, or homelessness, or housing support agencies.

Prahran Mission acknowledges and values the important role that family members and carers play in many people’s journey to recovery, and aims to ensure that families and carers are well supported and informed in that role. We do not share your private information with your family members and/or carers without first receiving your consent to do so.

Aged Care Services

Prahran Mission has been providing aged care services to residents in the Cities of Port Phillip, Glen Eira and Stonnington since 1992.

Our Aged Care Team

Our team – from reception to program manager – are selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience, commitment and attitude. This ensures that a caring approach to client needs and individuality are met within the bounds of the package.

Our team are committed and passionate about their work, assisting clients in the community.

Note: Prahran Mission requires all contact staff to undergo regular police checks and are bound by Prahran Mission policies.

Our care advisers provide important information to enable clients to continue living independently and as safely as is possible, in their own home.

Care advisers do not tell clients how to manage their life – it is the client’s CHOICE.

What services do you provide?

From 1 July 2014, we are providing government-subsidised Home Care Packages, which are replacing Community Aged Care Packages.

These are Level 2 support packages, and are intended to assist clients with low level care needs.

How does a Home Care Package work?

All clients on Home Care Packages are matched with a care adviser. The care adviser works in partnership with the client (and/or their representative or family member, with the client’s consent) to create a plan that is unique to the client’s needs. The plan assists with identifying the client’s individual goals, which will assist them maintain their independent living, or to gain an improved better life. Goals may be short, medium or long term.

In partnership with the client, the care adviser will:

  • identify any barriers
  • identify the necessary steps to take
  • work with the client to help achieve their goals.

How do I access a Home Care Package?

If you are interested in receiving a Home Care Package, you need to have a free assessment by a member of an Aged Care Assessment Service, who will assess your care needs, and work out if you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged care services.

From July 2014, new clients are also required to complete an aged care fees income test assessment through Centrelink. This is an ‘income only’ assessment and does not include assets. A Home Care Package cannot be offered without an income assessment.

Note:  An income assessment is valid for 160 days. If this date is passed before a package is offered to you, all you have to do is call Centrelink to have it updated.

For more information:

What does a Home Care Package cost?

Since 1 July 2014, there have been changes to aged care fees. Use the online fee estimator provided below to help you work out the fees and payments for your aged care services. This will help you develop an estimate of what the expected co-contribution by the government will be towards the funding of your Home Care Package.

The fee estimator will also help you estimate what costs your Home Care Package provider may ask you to pay.

Prahran Mission charges an agency fee, which is negotiated directly with the client and is clearly stated in the client’s service agreement.

For more information:

Contacts

Prahran Mission – Aged Care team (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Telephone: 9692 9400

My Aged Care National Call Centre

Telephone: 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm)

Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au

What else is happening in Aged Care?

Consumer Directed Care will come into affect in July 2015. When this happens you will receive information about how the funds are managed on your behalf.

As the client – you can decide the level of control and involvement by the care adviser, and direct where the funds are spent for your care.

For more information:

Cafe and Catering

Hartley’s Community Dining

Prahran Mission’s community dining room – known as Hartley’s – has been serving hot breakfasts during the winter months, and weekday lunches to the economically and socially disadvantaged for more than twenty years. It has seating for up to 65 guests, and has a lovely outdoor courtyard area.

Hartley’s is staffed by experienced chefs, wonderful volunteers, and participants from our services.

Hartley’s aims to provide:

  • a supportive and welcoming environment for all, but particularly those in the community who may be experiencing isolation, loneliness or disadvantage
  • nutritious, low cost meals.

A typical lunch menu has soup, two choices of main meal (with vegetarian options always available) plus a dessert. Free bread and salad is provided – when possible - with the purchase of a main meal. The menu changes every day, and main meals cost $4.00.

Holders of a valid and current Health Care card are entitled to one free main meal a month.

Opening hours Monday to Friday, serving lunch from 11.00am to 2.00pm

Location Ground floor, 211 Chapel Street, Prahran

Hartley’s also runs a Winter Breakfast program, providing cooked breakfasts from June to August. During this period, breakfast is served Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 9.30am. A gold coin donation is all it costs.

If you are interested in volunteering with Hartley’s or for the Winter Breakfast program, we’d like to hear from you. Find out more

The Mission Caters

 Hospitality-missioncaters-green-logo-final Our catering service  Facebook  Like us, or follow us!

The Mission Caters combines Prahran Mission’s vision that ‘every person has the right to a decent life’ with an aspiration for proficient, competitive and contemporary catering.

The Mission Caters employs a team of experienced hospitality professionals, who can deliver high standard catering for small or large functions, at your venue or ours. The broader team may also include trainees, participants and volunteers who are seeking to enhance their work experience.

The Mission Caters provides a variety of options to suit your event, including:

  • experienced fully licensed and flexible catering at your venue or ours
  • formal sit down dinners
  • cocktail events/canapé dining
  • a fully equipped corporate kitchen – ideal for team building exercises
  • day conference rooms
  • hire of our rooftop venue at 211 Chapel Street, which has panoramic views of the city skyline; or our ground floor venue, Hartley’s, which has seating capacity for 65 guests.

Find out more

Emergency Relief / Material Aid

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: Level 1, 211 Chapel Street, Prahran

Telephone: 9692 9514 – direct, or 9692 9500 – switchboard

We do not take appointments for Emergency Relief – just come in during opening hours and we will do our best to assist you.

During your visit our friendly, helpful volunteers and staff will discuss what you may be eligible for.

Emergency Relief works on a ‘needs’ basis and can offer:

  • food parcels
  • food vouchers
  • phone cards
  • transport cards to help out with arranging and getting to appointments
  • clothing vouchers to be redeemed from our Goodwill Shops.

Some services are offered monthly, and some are quarterly.

There is a limit to two services in the same visit.

Find out more

If you wish to get support setting a personal budget or require advocacy support with outstanding bills and accounts you are welcome to make an appointment to meet with the Material Aid Counsellor.

If you require financial counselling assistance, please contact:

 Location
 Contact
Connections UnitingCare
274 High Street
Windsor VIC 3181
9521 5666
Port Phillip Community Group
161 Chapel Street
St Kilda  VIC  3182
8598 6600

 

 

Engagement Hub

Prahran Mission’s Open House drop in transferred to 101 Carlisle Street St Kilda in 2014 – and became known as the Engagement Hub - continuing to provide something very special for our clients; a place where people can go if they have mental health issues, are homeless, lonely, cold or hungry, and want to engage with the community, or the specialist health and wellbeing support services that come to the Engagement Hub.

Engagement Hub

Location: 101 Carlisle Street (cnr Chapel Street), St Kilda
Telephone: 9525 5478
Manager: Chris Goodall
Open: Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 2.30pm – except Wednesdays, when we close at 2.00pm.

Why ‘Engagement Hub’?

The definition of a ‘hub’ is ‘a centre of fun and activity’, and that is what we aim to achieve here. We hope to engage you - and for you to be engaged – while at the Engagement Hub.

The Engagement Hub has two main focusses:

  • to provide a safe and welcoming community for people who want to connect with others with similar experiences
  • to encourage and assist people with a mental health support need who would like to become a client of Prahran Mission’s mental health services, and receive support to access an Individual Client Support package.

If you are interested in accessing an Individual Client Support package, a mental health Support Worker is on site to assist you through the Central Intake & Assessment process. For more information

Who can use the Engagement Hub?

The Engagement Hub is entirely free and open to anyone with a mental illness, or who is experiencing disadvantage, homelessness, or who needs support.

What facilities are available?

We have the following facilities available for anyone to use:

  • free washing machine and dryer
  • shower (shavers, towels and soap provided)
  • pool table
  • access to internet.

In addition, we also have:

  • a Registered District Nurse from RDNS is in attendance every Monday, at 11.00am
  • monthly visits by a dentist, podiatrist and optometrist.

Please contact the Engagement Hub for more information about these services.

Do you provide any meals or just tea and coffee?

Yes we provide breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday.

Breakfast - Monday to Friday, 8.45am – 9.30am - except Tuesday, from 9.30am

Lunch - Monday to Friday, 12noon – 12.30pm

Plus, on the last Friday of every month, it’s BBQ day.

What kind of activities can I participate in?

All our activities are open to everyone who accesses the Engagement Hub. Some of the things that are happening include:

  • weekly groups - Women’s group, Men’s group, art, drama, gardening, music, and trivia
  • monthly outings: such as going to the Zoo
  • regular meetings: ‘Have Your Say’ is a regular meeting where clients are able to have input and provide feedback.

There is also an informal prayer group for people who are interested.

For more information, see our current Timetable

The Hub 101-garden  Garden area

 The Hub-Cabrini Logo Prahran Mission acknowledges with gratitude the support provided by Cabrini for the Engagement Hub’s food and drama programs.

 

Goodwill Shops

Donate, volunteer or shop here!

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Prahran Mission Goodwill Shops raise much needed funds to support those living with mental illness or who are living with extreme economic or social disadvantage.

Our Goodwill Shops sell an eclectic range of clothing, books, CDs, household goods, furniture, and other rarities, and are run by a combination of paid staff, wonderful volunteers, and clients seeking employment opportunities; they offer a unique retail experience for all.

Where are our Goodwill Shops located?

Location
Contact
Opening Hours
Dandenong  2/119-123 Lonsdale Street T: 9692 9569 (Tue-Sat)E: dandenong-shop@prahranmission.org.au Tuesday to Friday
9.00am to 5:00pmSaturday
9.00am to 5:00pm
Prahran  211 Chapel Street T: 9692 9553 (Mon-Sun) Monday to Friday
10.00am to 5:30pm  
Saturday
10.00am to 5:00pmSunday
12.00 – 4.00pm

How do I donate goods?

We are always happy to receive good quality, clean donations at either of our stores.

If you have bulky items, or furniture that you cannot deliver to us yourself, we can organise for these to be collected. Please call – or email – our Dandenong store to organise a collection.

Please note: We are not always able to accept everything that you may wish to donate as it is subject to our current needs, space permitting.

Is there anything you can’t accept?

Yes. We cannot sell anything that would be unsafe for you to buy – anything that is broken, dangerous, unhygienic, where its safety cannot be proven or where it would be illegal for us to sell. It is also important that you donate saleable, good quality items as we have to pay for the disposal of rubbish or unsaleable donations.

The following items below are unsaleable donations and need to be collected by your local council in weekly or hard rubbish collections:

  • ripped, torn and/or stained clothing
  • electrical goods
  • pillows and doonas (unless new in packaging)
  • computers and printers
  • earrings for pierced ears (unless new in packaging)
  • brushes and combs (unless new or antique)/Hairpieces/Wigs
  • food (cakes, jams, pickles, lollies, lemons etc)
  • prescription spectacles
  • sharp knives of any size
  • curtain rods, tracks and awnings
  • used underwear/pantyhose/socks
  • used makeup, sealed unused cosmetics
  • carpets and underlay
  • building materials and kitchens
  • outdoor playground equipment (for example swing sets, trampolines)
  • gas appliances.

Anything that carries ‘Australian Safety Standard’ requirements including:

  • baby carry-baskets/Baby prams or pushers/Bassinettes
  • bicycle helmets/Horse riding helmets/Motorcycle helmets
  • children’s car seats/children’s cots.

If you are uncertain, then please call either shop – we’d be happy to talk to you.

Hearing voices?

We support voice hearers and organisations across Victoria to create opportunities for recovery that respect and work with peoples’ lived experience.  Find out more

Job seeking

JSP is a specialist employment service that assists people who are affected by illness or disabilities to return to suitable paid work.

It offers a qualified employment support team and employer marketing specialist to support you in your job search process.

It is a free service for eligible job seekers with a disability or health condition.

What else does JSP do?

JSP partners with businesses and community groups to establish suitable employment opportunities appropriate to the job seeker’s needs and skills.

In 2012, JSP established a car wash service to clean Prahran Mission’s fleet of cars; it has now expanded to include several corporate clients. The service provides a safe, supervised environment for workers to learn new skills and responsibilities. It currently employs two JSP job seekers, on a part time basis, and we expect to wash about 600 cars this year!

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For more information about JSP:

 

LGBTQI

Advocacy and Diversity Program

The Advocacy and Diversity Program provides individualised support to clients who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer or Intersex (LBGTQI).

The program:

  • facilitates a social group for LBGTQI people who experience mental health issues, known as Outminds
  • provides diversity training within Prahran Mission, and to other health providers in the greater community.

OUTminds

OUTminds is a social group for people who identify as LGBTQI, who are managing mental ill health.

It collectively promotes an accepting, safe and supportive environment in which to stay connected with the LGBTQI community.

The Outminds group meet once a week on Wednesday to do a variety of social activities as a group.

Find out more

 

Legal Service

Prahran Mission’s legal service is available to clients requiring legal advice. This service is free and will be offered through our Emergency Relief service.

We have access to a small team of lawyers who can provide pro bono legal advice to clients in matters relating to:

  • advocacy
  • criminal law
  • debt
  • family law
  • tenancy issues.

When is the service available?

The legal service will be available on the first Friday of every month, from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

How do I access the service?

Access to the service is by appointment only.

To make an appointment, call 9692 9500, and speak to the Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Pastoral Care

The work of pastoral care is focussed on the faith community, and is a participant driven group. Activities include weekly prayer services, regular group outings, visits by the chaplain, and memorial services.

The Chaplaincy also reaches out beyond the walls of Prahran Mission into rooming and boarding houses, hospitals, hostels and people’s private homes. Prahran Mission draws people from different cultures, faiths and spiritualities and this is acknowledged in the pastoral care which is offered.

We welcome diversity and provide worship which reflects the different faiths and spiritualities of workers and participants.

Do you hold regular services?

Yes, the faith community gathers to pray every Thursday, at 12.30pm, and the informal Christian worship service is open to all.

Location:
Level 2, Cooper Room
211 Chapel Street, Prahran

To contact the chaplain – Rev Dr Ian Savage

Telephone: 9692 9500 (Thu to Fri)

Email:  Contact us via the online form

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Residential Programs

We have two residential rehabilitation properties - The Haven, and Scottsdale – which provide a range of housing opportunities, both independent and supported, for people who are:

  • aged 16-64
  • living with a diagnosed mental illness
  • residents within the Bayside catchment area
  • willing to engage with our support workers.

Both services are guided by the Prahran Mission’s strengths-based model, which has four domains of recovery:

  • hope, as a frequent self-reported component of recovery
  • self-identity, including current and future self-image
  • meaning in life, including life purpose and goals
  • personal responsibility, the ablility to take personal responsibility for one’s own life.

All our residents are encouraged to maintain connections with their families and carers, communities and practical supports.

All our residents are encouraged to develop their daily living skills, personal development and independence.

All our residents are encouraged to become active members of the local community.

Both services provide support round the clock to:

  • provide a safe environment
  • allow an immediate response to any health concerns
  • reduce the potential for hospitalisation
  • assist residents achieve individual goals
  • help reduce the symptoms of mental illness to a point where they can be managed with less support and improved quality of life.

The Haven

The Haven is comprised of 14 self-contained, one bedroom, residential units. In addition, there are communal areas, including a lounge area (with kitchen) and a computer area. All residents hold a residential tenancy lease with The Haven Foundation.

The Haven’s psychosocial support is provided by Prahran Mission - in partnership with The Haven Foundation – and in conjunction with the Area Mental Health Service, Alfred Hospital Psychiatry team, private psychiatrists, and Inner South Community Health Service.

At The Haven, the important role of families and friends caring for people with a mental illness is recognised. We believe that carers of people with a mental illness make great contributions to the way that mental health services respond to the needs of people. Taking into account these contributions is essential to treating the whole person, within their social network.

Further, we recognise that caring involves certain challenges and hardships that may impact on carers’ personal needs. Consequently, carers may also require direct and/or indirect support to enable them to live a fulfilling life.

The Haven ultimately aims to establish collaborative relationships with the carers of our residents in order to support them as well as the residents.

For further information, contact the Manager on 9692 9460.

Scottsdale

Scottsdale is comprised of two different service levels: a 15 bed serviced residence, with an additional 8 self-contained, one bedroom, residential units. All residents and tenants hold a residential tenancy agreement with Housing Choices Australia.

The 15 bed residence is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days per week. All meals are provided and staff are available to assist with daily living skills, personal and practical support. A support worker is also available to assist residents to plan and support their journey of recovery. In addition, a dedicated activities worker is available for outings and transport assistance. This program is supported by Sacred Heart Mission.

The self-contained units are available for tenants who only require a little support to live independently. The units are fully equipped, with two adapted for disability access. A support worker assists tenants with their recovery plans and community meetings are held on a regular basis.

Scottsdale’s psychosocial support is provided by Prahran Mission - in conjunction with the Area Mental Health Service, Alfred Hospital Psychiatry team, private psychiatrists, and Inner South Community Health Service.

For further information, contact the Manager on 9692 9590.

 

 

 

Training or Education

Prahran Mission offers a range of training courses throughout the year.

Our courses are open to everyone – you do not need to be a client of Prahran Mission to attend.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We teach in a prejudice free, non judgmental environment, in small, friendly classes.

We respect your privacy.

Prahran Mission offers everyone the chance to attend training to make improvements in the quality of their life, and increase their opportunities.

What kind of courses do you have?

Courses may change from time to time, but typically we run the following courses:

  • Voice Hearer’s specialised courses – refer to Training page for specific course information
  • Computers with Intel® Easy Steps – structured learning for beginners
  • Computers and Digital Technology – learn the basics and social networking techniques
  • Cooking – learn cooking and kitchen skills
  • Digital technology with IPads – learn to use touch screen technology on IPads, Tablets and Phones
  • English as a Second Language – learn everyday English
  • Gym – learn physical exercise routines with a personal trainer and improve your capacity to do more things in your life
  • Job Search – expert tuition on looking for work, with Internet access to search and make applications

Is there a cost?

Yes there is. Course fees vary - depending on the course requirements - but they start from as little as $1.00 per hour.

Where are the courses held?

Most courses are run at 211 Chapel Street, Prahran but some courses are run at other sites. Check the course information for specific details.

Where can I get more information?

For information regarding our specialised Voice Hearer’s courses:

For information regarding all other training:

  • call our Training & Education Coordinator on 9692 9526
  • read the Course Timetable for location, costs, date and time details
  • contact us via the online form.

How do I register?

To register for Voice Hearer’s specialised courses:

  • registration is via our Training page
  • or call 9692 9500 if you need some assistance.

To register for all other training:

Our Education & Training Coordinator will contact you to confirm your place.