Commonwealth Psychosocial Support

live independently and safely in the community, while achieving your recovery goals

People with severe mental illness may need extra support with their day-to-day living. Read about the psychosocial support program we provide to help people with severe mental illness.

Commonwealth Psychosocial Support

The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Programs for People with Severe Mental Illness is a government initiative in Australia aimed at providing essential short term, low intensity support to individuals suffering from severe mental illnesses. This program aims to strengthen the capacity of Participants to live independently and safely in the community, while achieving their recovery goals.

Who is this for?

CPS is for participants with severe and sometimes episodic Mental Health who are not accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 16 yrs +.

This program offers a range of services and interventions tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals experiencing severe mental illnesses.

Psychosocial Services may include:

Individual Support

Personalised assistance from support workers to help with daily activities, connect individuals to community resources, and offer emotional support.

Group Activities

Engaging social, skill-building, and community engagement activities such as art therapy, peer support groups, outings, workshops, and vocational training.

Psychosocial Recovery Coaching

Trained coaches provide guidance, motivation, and practical tools to manage mental health, build resilience, and achieve personal goals.

Help to find Supported Accommodation

IMPACT can help find safe and supportive living options for those working towards recovery.

Education and Employment Support

Assistance with accessing education, vocational training, job placement, resume building, and career counselling.

What support is provided?

Psychosocial services are strength based, non-clinical supports that focus on building capacity and stability in the following areas:

  • help people with severe mental illness get the support they need to recover, build skills to live independently and contribute to their communities
  • reduce demand on more intense and acute health services
  • use our health system effectively.

24 Hour Emergency/Crisis support

Triple Zero (000)

Dial Triple Zero (000) for Police, Fire and Ambulance in an emergency or go directly to your local hospital emergency department. Hearing impaired callers can dial 106 by TTY or use other National Relay service in an emergency.

Phone: 000

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Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Phone: 13 11 14

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CPS referral service is only available in Bundaberg, South Burnett & Discovery Coast

Get in touch

Explore the ways in which we can empower and assist you in reclaiming your well-being.

Call: 07 4153 4233
FREECALL: 1800 179 233

Make a support referral

Our Teams

Bundaberg Mental Health Team

Open 8am-5pm Mon. to Thurs.
Open 8am-4:30pm Fri.
Address: 108 Bargara Road, Bundaberg East

Kingaroy Mental Health Team

Open 8am-5pm Mon. to Thurs.
Open 8am-4:30pm Fri.
Address: 16/119 Youngman Street, Kingaroy QLD 4610

Discovery Coast Mental Health Team

Open 8am-5pm Mon. to Thurs.
Open 8am-4:30pm Fri.
Address: 2 Rafting Ground Road, Agnes Water QLD

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