Transition funding to bridge the gap for psychosocial support
The National Psychosocial Support Transition initiative, announced by the Department of Health in March 2019, ensures continuity of support for participants currently accessing a psychosocial service that is due to end on 30 June 2019.
Psychosocial support services include a range of initiatives, which aim to help people with a severe mental illness increase their ability to do everyday activities. Following 30 June 2019, participants in the Commonwealth funded programs Partners in Recovery (PiR), Support for Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL), and Personal Helpers and Mentors Scheme (PHaMS) will be able to access the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) transition as a temporary measure until they are transitioned to either the National Disability Insurance Scheme or to Continuity of Support (CoS).
As part of the NPS, Brisbane North PHN will fund service providers in the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region to deliver psychosocial support services, helping participants achieve similar outcomes to those experienced while participating in Partners in Recovery.
The Department of Health and Social Services are working with PHNs and existing community mental health service providers to facilitate smooth transitions from the decommissioned programs.
Participants currently receiving support from PiR, D2DL or PHaMS that have not put in an application to the NDIS, or are waiting to receive an access decision for the NDIS, will receive support for up to 12 months through the NPS.
For more information download the Department of Health fact sheet for clients and carers click here.