National psychosocial support program appoints first provider | Community Care Review

Flourish Australia has become the first organisation selected to provide psychosocial support services for people who are living with severe mental illness under a national program targeting people not covered by the NDIS.

The not-for-profit mental health support organisation will deliver the National Psychosocial Support program in central and eastern Sydney.

The federal government announced the initiative last year to address concerns that some people with severe mental health issues were slipping through the NDIS net and committed $80 million over four years, to be matched by the states and territories, for 31 PHNs to commission support services.

“Flourish Australia has been commissioned by the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network to deliver activities under the National Psychosocial Support measure. Flourish Australia is the first contracted provider to date,” a health department spokeswoman told Community Care Review on Tuesday.

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