Mental Health


Improve your mental health with help from breakthru

At breakthru we provide support to people to assist them with their mental health concerns to maintain the best possible social and emotional outcomes, and meet personal recovery goals.

Through one-on-one or group counselling sessions, we can help you manage stress, anxiety, anger and depression so you can live a healthier, happier life.

If you need additional support, we can also work in partnership with carers, families and other health professionals, to develop and implement a recovery plan tailored to your specific goals.

Our friendly staff also offer a variety of behavioural and vocational supports, so you can get the help you need to build your capacity for independence and transition into a new educational or professional environment.

To find out what our friendly staff can do to help you, fill in the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Community Based Outreach Support

Outreach to your home or within your community to support you to achieve goals around recovery with your mental health. This can include group support.

If you are between the ages of 16-64, outreach support can be provided to you in your home and the community to support you to achieve goals related to your mental health and wellbeing. We work with you to assist your growth and recovery and  improve your mental health and independence. This includes supporting you to build your living skills, social skills and your confidence with everyday practical task as well as supporting you to coordinate other services to support you. Referrals (including people with NDIS packages) can be made directly by calling breakthru. Simply ask to access community based support and we will guide you.

Prevention and Recovery Care

Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) is a program which supports you to improve your mental health and overcome the need for psychiatric hospital admission.

If you are between the ages of 16-64, breakthru can provide recovery focused psychosocial support at a time of relapse to either prevent your need for a psychiatric hospital admission, or to help you recover from a recent psychiatric hospital admission. Support at the facility is given by the on site psychiatric doctors and nurses, case managers and within a group setting. Referrals are through North Western Mental Health Triage Service and to be eligible residents must live within the suburbs of Brimbank Council, The Township of Sunbury and Melton Shire.

Peer Support

breakthru’s  peer support workers understand what it is like access a mental health service and will work side by side with you in your recovery journey.

breakthru Peer Support staff are people who have a lived experience in mental health and wish to share their journey with you to instill hope. Everyone’s experience of mental health and recovery is different. By choosing to have a peer worker, support you on your journey, they will provide you with all of the traditional supports you can expect from someone trained and qualified in mental health but with the added benefit of also having a lived experience themselves.

Respite for Carers

Respite for Carers provides you with relief from a caring role and supports you with the education and information you need to help increase your confidence, capacity and choices.

If you are a carer for somebody with a mental health issue or autism, this service will help you to sustain your caring role and maintain connection with your communities. We achieve this by allocating you a worker to take the recipient under your care out for activities so that you get a well deserved break. We recognise that every carer has a unique situation so we invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help to support your individual needs.

Family Support

Family Support strengthens and supports families like yours, across all communities, including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

When mental health issues are emerging in children or behaviours are becoming a concern you can call breakthru for support. Family support is free, flexible and responsive to children and young people aged 0-18 years. The support can be offered through a range of early intervention, prevention and education services.

Homelessness Assistance

breakthru provides outreach support and assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who have been admitted to a psychiatric facility and who may be experiencing a range of issues affecting their ability to access and maintain affordable and appropriate long term housing options. Referrals come directly from Sunshine Psychiatric hospital


Our counsellors and psychologists have the ability to work with you one-on-one or in group sessions to help you develop healthier relationships and improve wellbeing as a whole.

Whether you’re feeling anxious, or depressed, angry, confused or generally overwhelmed, we can help you identify coping strategies and capabilities so you can be more confident. We’ll help you build your capacity and become more independent when faced with life’s challenges.

Specialist Support Coordination

Specialist Support Coordination addresses situations where you require a specialist like an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker to deliver Support Coordination-style activities.

In the same way that regular ‘Support Coordination’ helps bring your NDIS plan to life by connecting participants to providers, Specialist Support Coordination achieves the same goal but addresses more complex support needs