National Psychosocial Support Services

National Psychosocial Support Services

The NPSS are Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) funded programs for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness which directly effects their everyday functional capacity.

The National Psychosocial Services include three services:

  1. Transition Support – formerly Partners in Recovery clients who require NDIS access testing or do not want their eligibility tested for NDIS.
  2. Continuity of Supports – former Partners in Recovery clients who have had their NDIS access not met.
  3. Psychosocial Support Services -  is a time limited intensive support for people with a severe mental illness which functionally impacts their lives.

All services are not an emergency response service however, if a person requires a safety or crisis awareness plan, one can be developed with the person.

Psychosocial Support Program (also known as NPSM – National Psychosocial Support Measure). 

This is the only program that can accept new referrals for psychosocial support.

Eligibility:

  1. Not currently receiving funding from NDIS or from the Transition Support programs.
  2. A severe mental illness with at least one functional impact of the mental illness in the areas of :

(a) Social skills and friendships;
(b) Family connections;
(c) Managing daily living needs;
(d) Financial management and budgeting;
(e) Finding and maintaining a home;
(f) Vocational skills and goals, including volunteering;
(g) Educational and training goals;
(h) Maintaining physical wellbeing, including exercise;
(i) Managing drug and alcohol addictions, including tobacco; and
(j) Building broader life skills including confidence and resilience.

  1. No Age requirement, although it may be evident that younger applicants require a more specialised youth service.

Service Provided:

A Senior Mental Health Outreach Support Worker with qualifications in mental health and experience in mental health outreach Recovery support, will collaborate with you around a Recovery Action Plan, and:

(1) Work in collaboration with family/carers, mainstream and clinical services;
(2) Provide time-limited and capacity building supports;
(3) Complement existing services;
(4) Embedded within or linked to clinical services to support an integrated approach;
(5) Be strong person-centred, recovery focused and trauma informed;

To build capacity and stability in at least one for the areas of:

(a) Social skills and friendships;
(b) Family connections;
(c) Managing daily living needs;
(d) Financial management and budgeting;
(e) Finding and maintaining a home;
(f) Vocational skills and goals, including volunteering;
(g) Educational and training goals;
(h) Maintaining physical wellbeing, including exercise;
(i) Managing drug and alcohol addictions, including tobacco; and
(j) Building broader life skills including confidence and resilience.

Eligibility for the NDIS can be tested in this program, where appropriate.

Where is it available? Currently accessed via our Guildford establishment.

Accessing the program (Download the referral form here)

Referral can be via your GP, yourself, or a friend or family member can refer you in.

Cost of the program-Free

Contact details:
Phone: 9376 9286
Email: pss@360.org.au

Transition Support Program

Eligibility:

  • People where were being actively supported by Partners in Recovery as at 1st July 2019 and either require testing for an NDIS access or do not wish to apply for the NDIS.

Where is it available? Currently accessed via our Guildford establishment.

Service Provided:

There are two types of supports in this program:

A Transition Support Worker who has expertise in the NDIS application will assist with the coordination of the application.

A Senior Mental Health Outreach Support Worker with qualifications in mental health and experience in mental health outreach Recovery support, will collaborate with you around a Recovery Action Plan, for supports that are required, whilst the NDIS access is being tested.

This services will:

(1) Work in collaboration with family/carers, mainstream and clinical services;
(2) Provide time-limited and capacity building supports;
(3) Complement existing services;
(4) Embedded within or linked to clinical services to support an integrated approach;
(5) Be strong person-centred, recovery focused and trauma informed;

Accessing the program - Existing clients are already established. However, if a person is eligible and has moved areas, enquiries can be made to transfer to the 360 service via the contact details provided below. Please advise you are an existing Transition Support client of a different agency.

Cost of the program-Free

Contact details: 
Phone: 9376 9286
Email: pss@360.org.au
 

Continuity of Supports

Eligibility:

•    People where were being actively supported by Partners in Recovery as at 1st July 2019 had access rejected.

Where is it available? Currently accessed via our Guildford establishment.

Service Provided:

A Senior Mental Health Outreach Support Worker with qualifications in mental health and experience in mental health outreach Recovery support, will collaborate with you around a Recovery Action Plan, for supports that are required, whilst the NDIS access is being tested.

This services will:

(1) Work in collaboration with family/carers, mainstream and clinical services;
(2) Provide time-limited and capacity building supports;
(3) Complement existing services;
(4) Embedded within or linked to clinical services to support an integrated approach;
(5) Be strong person-centred, recovery focused and trauma informed;

Accessing the program - Existing clients are already established. However, if a person is eligible and has moved areas, enquiries can be made to transfer to the 360 service via the contact details provided below. Please advise you are an existing Transition Support client of a different agency.

Cost of the program-Free