Programmes & Services

 

A Better Life (ABLe)

As part of the support package for the cashless debit card trial, A Better Life (ABLe) services will support people with mental illness that includes drug and alcohol use disorders and/or gambling disorders.

ABLe provides increased opportunities for recovery for people aged 16 years and over whose lives are affected by mental illness, by helping them to overcome social isolation and increase their connections to the community. Participants are supported through a recovery-focused and strengths-based approach that recognises recovery as a personal journey driven by the participant.

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Carers and Work

Carers and Work provides intensive support to carers of people with mental illness to address non-vocational barriers to carers achieving workforce participation.

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Enhanced Social and Community Support Measure

The Enhanced Social and Community Support Measure is part of the Australian Government’s broader drought assistance package. The measure provides ongoing enhanced social and community support to assist farmers, their families and drought-affected communities who are experiencing family relationship issues, distress or mental illness. Read on for more information on the Social and Community Support Measure of the Drought Assistance Package, including a full list of service providers.

Further information on the Drought and Rural Assistance package is available on the Department of Agriculture website.

Family Mental Health Support Services

Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) provide early intervention support to assist vulnerable families with children and young people up to age 18 years who are at risk of, or affected by, mental illness.

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*Mental Health Respite: Carer Support

Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR:CS) provides a range of flexible respite and family support options for carers of people severely impacted by mental illness. The aim of services is to provide support for the carer and their family, to help them maintain their caring role.

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*Note: -PHaMs, PhaMs Employment and MHR:CS have been identified as services in scope for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  During the NDIS trial, PHaMs participants and MHR:CS clients living in a trial site will continue to access their current services, and have their eligibility for the scheme assessed over time.

Please see the NDIS website for more information.

*Personal Helpers and Mentors

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) provides practical assistance for people aged 16 years and over, whose lives are severely affected by their mental illness, by helping them overcome social isolation and increase their connections to the community.

PHaMs is transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Further information about the NDIS is available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

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*Personal Helpers and Mentors Employment

Personal Helpers and Mentors Employment (PhaMs Employment) services are specifically funded to assist people with mental illness to address non-vocational barriers to finding or keeping a job.

PHaMs Employment services are transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Further information about the NDIS is available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

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