Programs & Services

A Better Life (ABLe)

As part of the support package for the Cashless Debit Card program, 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.

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.

Family Mental Health Support Services

With the support of family and carers, Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) provide early intervention support to children and young people up to age 18 years who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trial

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trial provides employment and vocational services, in tandem with clinical mental health and non-vocational support, to young people with mental illness, aged up to 25.

*Mental Health Respite: Carer Support

The Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR:CS) program assists carers of people with severe mental illness, and their families, to continue in their caring roles, improve their health and wellbeing and participate socially and economically in the community.

*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.

*Note: MHR:CS and PHaMs funding is transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As states and territories come on to the NDIS, these programs will be progressively closed down.

Find out more about carer support in the NDIS.

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