Wesley Hospital Kogarah welcomes expansion of mental health services | The Leader St George & Sutherland Shire

Kogarah and Caringbah will have more mental health support services for those not eligible to receive funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The National Psychosocial Support program, to be provided by Flourish Australia, aims to assist people who are experiencing severe mental illness resulting in reduced psychosocial functional capacity.

It will provide services from several sites across Sydney including in St George and Sutherland Shire.

People will be able to get more individual help and have access to group programs that are facilitated by mental health and peer workers, and volunteers. 

Programs will build on social skills, family connections, managing daily living and financial needs, education, physical well-being and managing substance abuse. 

Drug addiction is among the major contributors of mental health disorders, says the director of psychological services at Wesley Hospital Kogarah, John Kearney. 

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