National Psychosocial Support Measure

Last updated:
31/07/2020

National Psychosocial Support Measure

Psychosocial support services help people with severe mental illness to build skills to manage their mental illnesses, improve their relationships with family and others, and increase social and economic participation.

Who is it for:

People experiencing severe mental health conditions who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner (GP) and/or a Psychiatrist, and:

  • have an associated level of reduced psychosocial functional capacity
  • are not assisted by the NDIS
  • are not clients of the Continuity of Support program
  • 18+

Support Provided:

  • support people with a severe mental health condition and associated psychosocial functional impairment who are not currently supported through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • provide psychosocial support to people with severe mental health conditions who can be appropriately managed in the primary care setting as part of their overall treatment
  • provide a flexible and responsive service
  • promote recovery, and align with the National Framework for Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services 2013 where relevant
  • coordinate with other health and support services already provided to people with severe mental health conditions and complex needs
Lived experienced PEER Workers will provide a person-centred, holistic and recovery-oriented coordinated care model with a focus on collaboration, integrated and coordinated care.

This could include:

  • 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 
  • building broader life skills including confidence and resilience 

 How’s Your Head Today? visit Head To Health to find digital mental health resources!

Contact Impact Support Services

NPSM referral service is only available in the South Burnett.

Referral Details

Adult Mental Health, CYMHS & Headspace referrals are welcome at IMPACT, for all other referrals please contact PHN.

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Need help now?

Domestic Violence Services

How to report a DFV incident Visit Police Website, CLICK HERE or for all other domestic violence related matters, phone Policelink on 131 444, 24 hours, 7 days a week .

Family and child safety

  • Child Safety Central Queensland Regional Intake Service (business hours): 1300 703 762 
  • Child Safety (after hours): 1800 177 135
  • Family and Child Connect (FACC) 13 32 64 to share your concerns for families in your community.

Parenting/mental health support

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