After serving the communities of northern and western Queensland for 30 years, SOLAS (supported Options in Lifestyle and Access Services Ltd) and MIFNQ (Mental Illness Fellowship North Queensland) merged into one not-for-profit community mental health organisation; selectability.
Our new name and new look marks the start of a new era of quality mental health supports, services and education.
selectability values inclusion and as such management and staff work with people in a manner that respects individual self-expertise. We acknowledge and respect the fact that people are the experts in their own lives, as such we strive to promote opportunities that engage people in activities to create a good life.
Lilly has been a selectability client since January 2017. Lilly has co-designed her lifestyle goals and through the NDIS, selectability is now supporting her to achieve these goals. Lilly identified that she loves children and with the support of selectability is now volunteering at a day care centre twice a week. Lilly has commented that she feels appreciated at the centre and enjoys her work.
In addition, Lilly now lives independently and maintains her residence with structured support. She has commenced speech therapy and now has the confidence to consider a numeracy and literacy course to continue on her education journey.
Lilly participates in regular community activities and volunteers once a month for Angel Paws, providing care for adoption dogs.
Shawn has chosen selectability as his service provider for the NDIS. He recently re-located from Charters Towers to Townsville and with the support he receives from selectability is working towards achieving his lifestyle goals.
Shawn now lives independently, is developing his cooking skills, and is maintaining his residence. Shawn is a keen fisherman and now enjoys fishing as a regular part of his lifestyle. He also enjoys basketball and is being supported to making healthy lifestyle choices. Having recently completed a Responsible Service of Alcohol course, Shawn has found the service of selectability has given him practical support and also confidence to lead the life he wants.
Since receiving an NDIS package, Debbie has elected selectability as her preferred service provider. After receiving support to identify her lifestyle goals, Debbie is now working towards achieving these.
Debbie uses the services of selectability to assist her with in home support and maintaining her residence. She is also supported to access community activities and complete activities such as shopping when required.
Debbie has commented that her quality of life has improved since being supported by selectability.
Scott receives support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and chose selectability as his service provider. Scott is supported by selectability seven days a week.
As part of his support program, Scott has identified that he would like to increase his fitness levels, visit his children more often and attend social events including the V8s and Cowboys homes games. Since receiving support from selectability, Scott has been able to achieve all of this and more. He has now moved out of his parent’s home and is living independently.