About the program
The FREE Psychosocial Supports Program (formerly PIR) assists people with severe, persistent mental illness with unmet needs, as well as their carers and families.
Our staff assist you to make an application for an NDIS package, whilst at the same time working with multiple sectors, services and supports to assist with the improvement of our clients’ improved health, wellbeing and recovery.
The program helps people who:
- Have long-term, severe mental health issues
- Have needs that can’t be addressed by just one support service
- Are struggling to get the help they need from other places
Our goals for Psychosocial Supports Program
Psychosocial services to cover a range of non-clinical supports that focus on building capacity and stability in the following areas:
- Social skills and connections, including family connections
- Day to day living skills
- Financial management and budgeting
- Finding and maintaining a home
- Vocational skills and goals;
- Maintaining physical wellbeing, including exercise; and
- Building broader life skills including confidence and resilience
What we do
- Assist you to access an NDIS plan
- Develop plans to work towards improved health, wellness and recovery
- Find the right places to get help
- Coordinate different services that can meet clients’ needs
- Help find solutions to practical problems (e.g. housing and health needs)
People can refer themselves into the program by completing the Psychosocial Supports referral form and submitting to Black Swan Health via fax (9201 0033) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, they can self refer over the phone by calling (08) 9201 0044.
GPs, allied health professionals, community-based agencies and educational institutions can all refer clients to Psychosocial Supports using the referral form.
Please note: the client must consent to being referred into the Program.
Unsure of eligibility?
Please call one of our support coordinators for a confidential chat on 9201 0044.
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS
Contact emergency services on 000, attend your nearest Emergency Department, or call one of the following crisis support lines:
- Mental Health Emergency Response Line: 1300 555 788
- Crisis Care: 9223 1111
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
Contact the Psychosocial Supports team
(08) 9201 0044
(08) 9201 0033