Jarrah Retreat, located in Wodonga, is a recovery-based mental health service with accommodation for up to ten (10) people and is run in partnership between NEBMHS and an external (non-government) disability service provider.

Jarrah Retreat provides a short stay (up to 28 days) intensive mental health support in a residential environment for people aged 16—64 years of age. It follows the principle of recovery by promoting health and wellbeing while planning your return to home living.

It is set in a peaceful and private location in Wodonga, where you can build your confidence by learning and practicing living skills, enabling you to make positive, sustainable changes in your life.

PARC services provide:

  • An early intervention service for people who are becoming unwell and may avert an admission to an inpatient unit
  • Enables extended support for people who are recovering from a stay in an acute mental health hospital admission at either Nolan House or Kerferd Inpatient Unit.

As such Jarrah Retreat can be referred to as a step-up from living at home or step-down from an inpatient unit.

While you are staying at Jarrah Retreat you will work with both clinical staff and support workers whose role it is to support you on your recovery journey. The staff assist you to work on your goal setting, recovery plans, and identify positive life choices in order to improve your well-being.

For admission to Jarrah Retreat, you may discuss a referral with your Case Manager at your Community Mental Health Service or nursing staff at Nolan House or Kerferd Inpatient Unit.

For further information contact:

Program Manager
Jarrah Retreat
24 Jarrah Street Wodonga, Vic, 3690.
Phone: (02) 6055 1200