Connecting services for those living with a mental illness | Great Lakes Advocate (Forster)

Wed Jun 18, 2014

A NEW plan, aimed at ensuring better cohesion between local service and support providers for those living with a severe and persistent mental illness, is set to be implemented in the Great Lakes.

The Partners in Recovery (PIR) program will also cover the Greater Taree and Gloucester regions.

RichmondPRA has been selected by the Hunter Medicare Local to deliver the $980,000 PIR program which focusses on making sure that people with a lived experience of mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression get the right help at the right time.

The three year local PIR program runs until mid-2016.

Under the arrangement RichmondPRA is partnering with other local agencies and people with lived experiences of mental illness across the region to ensure that people in need of help are getting coordinated, holistic and seamless ‘wrap-around’ support.

Partners in Recovery attempts to ensure that support is tailor-made so the individual receives the right support at the right time to achieve their recovery goals.

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