Welcome

Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO) is a Not for Profit Organisation that provides recovery-focused community managed mental health and wellbeing services for people affected by mental illness, their carers and families. Our outcomes are achieved by our programs that aim to encourage –

HOPE – a combination of empathy with respect to the persons’ present life (what is) and the persons capacity (what can be).

PARTICIPATION – people need to be involved in all aspects of their recovery process.

CHOICE  – people have the right to be in the centre of decisions that affect their lives.

EMPOWERMENT – means that a person is able to say “I can” rather than “I can’t” and empowerment is built through achieving in life’s many tasks.

COMMUNITY FOCUS – promote opportunities for inclusion in the community.

POTENTIAL  – acknowledge the potential in people to have control and authority over their lives.

BOICO is excited to release POD, a free mobile app developed to monitor the mental health and well being of our Carers as we transition to NDIS. It only takes a few moments to complete once a week and the information collected by POD remains completely confidential. The collective data will mean BOICO can guide government departments to form better policies supporting Carers in the future. POD also contains some great resources for you to monitor yourself and get extra help when you need it. POD is available for Android in the Google Play store using this link http://bit.ly/2MIuzuh and for Apple devices in the App store http://bit.ly/PODCarers

If you have any questions or would like some help getting started with POD please get in touch and our staff can guide you.