Melbourne Health staff provide specialist clinical treatment for participants. Clinical staff are on site on a daily basis to provide active clinical support to participants. Health professionals include Consultant Psychiatrist and Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team clinicians.
Who is eligible to stay at Arion?
Consumer eligibility and suitability for a PARC stay will be assessed by senior clinicians at PARC, based on the following criteria:
Consumer 's aged 16-65 and living in the City of Moonee Valley or Melbourne local government areas.
Consumers exhibiting early warning signs of an acute illness and require increased support and treatment to prevent an inpatient admission.
Consumers who no longer require acute inpatient treatment but would benefit from continued support in returning to the community.
People who voluntarily agree to participate in the Arion PARC program.
How are referrals made?
Referrals are made by phoning the Arion Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team clinician or team leader on 9372 5977 who will discuss the potential referral with you.
Following acceptance of the referral a joint assessment by Arion Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team clinician and Arion staff will occur.
Referrals for clients who are case managed by Inner West Area Mental Health Service should be made in conjunction with the case manager.
Arion Prevention and Recovery Care is an open, shared environment and participants must be able to maintain independent self care and behave in a way that is respectful of the rights of fellow participants.
Participants are expected to contribute to program expenses to cover the costs of food, utilities and some recreation activities. This is $10 per day.
Arion is staffed seven days a week: