Consumers and Carers
Consumers and carers have input into their care plans and the services they receive. They can take on advisory roles within the service including the Board of Management membership. Consumers and Carers can take receive training to take on group facilitation roles of their peers.
Pathways SouthWest partners with many individuals including Consumers and Carers plus organisations in order to ensure that people receive the most appropriate service.
Our partners include:
- Australian Redcross Carer Respite
- Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation
- Bunbury Mental Health Services (WACHS)
- Carers WA
- Community Home Care
- Department of Communities – Disabilities
- Department of Communities – Housing
- Drug and Alcohol Service (St John of God)
- Headspace (Bunbury)
- Helping Minds (formerly ARAFMI)
- Katanning Health Services
- Marr Mooditj
- Mental Health Commission
- Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
- Mental Illness Fellowship of VIC
- Richmond Wellbeing
- Silver Chain
- South West Community Care
Volunteers are welcome to assist with our services e.g. within the Recovery team, Carers program, administration and transportation. Volunteers bring their own life experiences and learn new skills within a supportive environment, which includes the ability to attend training.
The organisation employs people from various backgrounds including those with a lived experience of mental illness. Vacancies are advertised widely including on this website. Relevant experience and qualifications are sort including Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Community Services and Business. Employees are sort with a high level of interpersonal skills and have a passion for working in mental health.
Students are encouraged to seek placement in the organisation so that can experience and be prepared to be work ready, to find employment in Community Mental Health services. Students are accepted from Certificate IV vocational education to Post Graduate tertiary level.