Youth residential rehabilitation

Recovery support and accommodation for young people with a mental illness

Take the time to recover from mental illness and get on with life.

This supported living service is for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or trauma). You can temporarily live in a private room in a shared house with other young people (for up to 12 months) and receive support and coaching.

Service details

During your stay you can discover your strengths and learn or re-learn the skills and confidence you need for independent living. You can get support for managing your mental illness and achieve your recovery goals like:

  • building better relationships and social connections
  • getting involved in sport and recreation
  • overcoming alcohol and drug issues
  • exploring education, training and work options
  • finding safe and secure housing

We also develop a range of support groups as required like:

  • Young person’s hearing voices
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Music and art
  • Work readiness

Youth Advisory Committee

This service and the support offered is co-designed through the work of our Cohealth Youth Advisory Committee. You will be invited to be a part of the Youth Advisory Committee during your stay. This helps make sure the service includes feedback and suggestions from young people.

Arrange a tour

Young adults and teenagers can call us directly to arrange a visit to learn more about our program. Contact the location you are interested in to arrange a tour of our supported accommodation. External supports and carers are welcome to make contact and support young people with their tour.

Essendon: 9448 5516

Reservoir: 9448 5525

St Albans: 9448 5504.

Fees & eligibility

Young people aged 16-25 who experience mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia or trauma).

To use this service, you need a referral from an intake and assessment service. They are a separate organisation who you speak to over the phone to find out if this service is suitable for you.

Call the in-take service for the location you are interested in to get a referral.

Referral to Essendon or St Albans

Intake is done by NEAMI on behalf of cohealth

1300 379 462

Referral to Reservoir

Intake is done by EACH on behalf of cohealth

1300 785 358

A fortnightly service fee of $80 is charged to cover utilities, wi-fi access and some living expenses and group costs.

If you have no income, this service is free. If you have a very low income, the fee is reduced.

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About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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