National Psychosocial Support (NPS)

What is NPS?

The National Psychosocial Support measure is a mental health program that provides a range of non-clinical, community-based supports.

These supports might be delivered individually or in a group setting, and aim to support people to achieve their recovery goals.

Who is NPS for?

The program is designed for people who are just below those who qualify for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This group of people may not be eligible for the NDIS because of the episodic nature of their mental illness, or because their illness, whilst severe, is not associated with a significant psychosocial disability at a level that would qualify for NDIS entry.

NPS is for people:

  • with a moderate-severe mental health condition;
  • who have an associated level of reduced psychosocial functional capacity;
  • are not assisted by the NDIS, and;
  • for whom clinical care (e.g. seeing a psychologist) does not provide enough support to help them build capacity for daily living
Service providers

NPS is delivered by four organisations across our region.
Contact the NPS provider in your region by clicking on their logo below.


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Where are some other places I can go for help?

Crisis support:

Call 13 11 14 24/7
Or use their online chat between 7pm and 4am

Suicide Call Back Service
Call 1300 659 467 24/7
Or use their online chat service 24/7

Depression and anxiety:

Call 1300 22 46 36
Or use their online chat between 3pm at 12am

Ages 5 – 25 and parents:

Kids Help Line
Call 1800 55 1800

Visit headspace

Men’s wellbeing:

Call 1300 78 99 78
Or chat online

Domestic violence:

Domestic Violence Hotline Qld
Call 1800 811 811

Mental health support:

Sane Helpline
Call 1800 187 263
Or use their online chat 10am-10pm

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Visit Head to Health

Digital mental health supports

Visit Head to Health to find a digital resource or chat online to their virtual assistant