A Support Coordinator will help you to understand and implement your NDIS plan and show you how to best utilise it. Sunbird Coordinators will support you to source and access the best supports and services to address your plan goals, and coordinate all your supports, including informal, mainstream, and funded supports. We encourage you to explore your options and help develop your confidence in connecting with your community. We also work with you and your support network with the aim of building your capacity to undertake the management of your own supports.
Specialist Support Coordination includes additional intensive assistance for people with complex needs and high-risk circumstances. Sunbird practitioners are highly qualified and experienced Specialist Support Coordinators who will help you manage the challenges in your environment and reduce barriers to implementing or using your NDIS plan. A Specialist Support Coordinator is designed for people who have a higher level of needs. Some of these needs include; psychological and mental health support, accessing health, education, or justice services, advice and skills to overcome barriers, and ongoing support to reach NDIS goals.
A Recovery Coach provides support to people with psychosocial disabilities to live a full and meaningful life. They work collaboratively with you, your family, carers, and supports to create and implement a Recovery Plan. They support you to take more control of your life with the aim of increasing your participation and independence and will help you to better manage the challenges of day-to-day living. Recovering Coaches also help you understand your NDIS plan and assist with the coordination of other supports while monitoring and reviewing plan goals.
Our highly skilled Support Workers provide 1:1 assistance with community access and social participation. We recognise the importance of connecting with community and finding meaningful activities, and Sunbird will help you find your path and support you at every step. Our wonderful Support Workers also assist with capacity building and promoting your independence. We work with you to develop independent living skills including domestic skills (cooking, budgeting, cleaning) personal care tasks, travel training, social, communication and relationship skills. We guarantee qualified and experienced staff with undeniable passion and care.
Sunbird Support Services' Day Program offers a unique opportunity for participants to connect with nature and other people while receiving mental health and disability support in a safe and supportive environment. Based out of our Therapy Garden on the Bellarine Peninsula, this program provides group support and a range therapeutic activities in a natural setting. This program is facilitated by experienced mental health professionals and runs on weekdays from 9am-3pm. Enquire or register your interest.
Sunbird's Individual Respite and Group Retreats are open to adults
aged 18-64 years and are designed for people looking for support with psychosocial disability, to improve mental health or to have a break for your everyday life. Sunbird respite is offered throughout Victoria and allows participants to slow down and reconnect while offering options to move through a range of calming and healing activities. Respite is delivered as flexible, high quality support packages including accommodation, transport, meals, assistance with daily living and support to participate in activities. Group Retreats are advertised quarterly with limited spaces available. Be sure to secure your place early. Individual respite is tailored to individual needs and preferences, and provides 24/7 1:1 support from the most wonderful mental health professionals. Let’s connect and plan your perfect retreat.