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Clinics & services

Adult mental health

Community recovery program

We provide accommodation and rehabilitation for people with a long-term psychiatric disability.

About us

The Community Recovery Program provides a range of programs to help you recover from the disability and social disadvantage resulting from mental illness. The program can provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and resources which will assist you in living successfully in the community.

The CRP is housed in modern, self-contained units on the Waterdale Road side of the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

The CRP a partnership between Austin Health and MIND Australia

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Individual 1-1 sessions on self care, budgeting, cooking, meal planning and household chores
  • Education about illness, medication and symptom management and recognition of signs of relapse
  • Recreational and fitness activities, community networking and access to job opportunities in the community
  • Self selected goal centred activities
  • Involvement in CRP community meetings and activity planning


For clients

You can refer yourself or someone that you're concerned about to our mental health services.

Call our mental health triage service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information, assessment and referral.

Phone: 1300 859 789 

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient to mental health.

Contact us

Community Recovery Program

Phone: 03 9496 2604


Community Recovery Program
360 Waterdale Road
Australia 3079

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Postal address

Community Recovery Program
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
PO Box 5444
Australia 3079