National Psychosocial Support Measure

Last updated:

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.

Download ... Brochure

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

Latest Related Stories

STRONGER TOGETHER: Becoming comfortable in vulnerability

I recently sat down with one of our Cooee participants to discuss how she was finding the group, and I couldn’t help but feel a sense of joy and fulfillment as she opened up about her experience.

Read STRONGER TOGETHER: Becoming comfortable in vulnerability story
MATE Bystander approach: Coming together to tackle domestic violence

A new approach to tackle the Bundaberg region’s surging domestic violence rate is set to launch in Bundaberg. IMPACT Community Services, Uniting Care & Family Relationship Centre and Family Law Pathways Network has announced their partnership with Griffith University Queensland to bring the MATE Bystander Program to the region.

Read MATE Bystander approach: Coming together to tackle domestic violence story
Meet Jannene Thorn, IMPACT's Mental Health champion

Jannene Thorn knows a thing or two about lending a helping hand to those in need of support.

Read Meet Jannene Thorn, IMPACT's Mental Health champion story
cloud-downloadenvelopephonemap-markerquestion-circle icon-angle icon-bars icon-times
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram