On the road to recovery | Northern Daily Leader

Sat Nov 1, 2014

MENTAL health advocate Fay Jackson knows better than most the importance of a strong support network for those in need and she was in Narrabri on Thursday for the evaluation of a program that has changed the lives of dozens across the region in the past 12 months.

Narrabri’s Crossing Theatre hosted a forum marking the first anniversary of the New England Partners In Recovery (PIR) mental health initiative, launched in Tamworth last year.

Under a local consortium led by RichmondPRA, the three-year local PIR initiative is part of a national program focussing on better outcomes for people with lived experiences of severe mental illnesses.

The program has also been awarded an additional $300,000 to be shared between up to 50 local organisations to continue to improve access to and delivery of support services, with the first of those grants awarded yesterday.

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