Partners in Recovery
The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program finished on 30 June 2019.
Referrals for the program can no longer be accepted.
If you are looking for a program to support your mental health, please visit our National Psychosocial Support (NPS) page.
Who was Partners in Recovery for?
Partners in Recovery (PIR) was a support coordination service for people with a severe and persistent mental illness.
The program helped participants to navigate the system to access mental health services, supports and resources to assist in recovery.
The PIR program closed on 30 June 2019 after working to transition participants to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
For more information on the NDIS, click here.
Continuity of Support
Mental health clients from the Partners in Recovery, Personal Helpers and Mentors, and Day to Day Living programs who are found to be ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will continue to receive similar levels of support through psychosocial arrangements.
PHNs were identified to commission and coordinate services based on local needs, taking into account what services and supports are already available. Accordingly, the PHN is considering Continuity of Support arrangements as part of the National Psychosocial Support measure.