Programs & Services
- A Better Life
- Family Mental Health Support Services
- Individual Placement and Support program and the Digital Work and Study service
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.
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 Program and the Digital Work and Study Service
The Department of Social Services (the department) funds the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program and the Digital Work and Study Service (DWSS). These programs help people with mental health challenges achieve their work or study goals.