Guiding members of the community with mental illness towards long-term recovery
CHESS together with eight other organisations across the North Coast deliver Partners in Recovery, a service that assists people to recover from a range of long term, complex problems associated with severe and persistent mental illness.
Our goal is to strengthen partnerships between existing community services in order to provide our clients with a co-ordinated and individualised treatment plan, tailored to their specific needs. In doing this we hope to improve the pathways to community services and supports, to enable recovery-focussed systems of care and nurture sustainable independence for our clients.
What our Support Facilitators do
- Assess the support needs of each individual client
- Identify beneficial services and supports from multiple health sectors
- Refer and connect clients, carers and families with required services
- Support and strengthen a person’s own efforts towards recovery
- Help to recognise and address barriers to recovery
Who is Eligible for PIR?
- A person with severe and persistent mental illness
- A person with complex and unmet needs that require the services of multiple agencies
- A person who requires substantial support and assistance to engage with various services
- A person who has no existing co-ordination arrangements in place (or they are in place they are not working)
- A person under the age of 65, an Australian citizen or holder of permanent or special protection visa
Where can you Access PIR Services?
CHESS currently has 3 PIR Support Facilitators based in our Coffs Harbour & Grafton offices.