'Connect and Thrive' - National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Program

What is the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) program and who can use it?


The NPS program provides psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness and reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Individual and group support is available and will focus on supporting people to build capacity in areas such as:

  • social skills and friendships
  • family connections
  • managing daily living needs
  • financial management and budgeting
  • finding and maintaining a home
  • vocational skills and goals
  • educational and training goals
  • maintaining physical well-being
  • managing substance use issues
  • building broader life skills

Flourish will provide services across the CESPHN region from multiple sites including Kogarah, Marrickville, Caringbah, Surry Hills and Maroubra. People can access individual support that will involve one-on-one psychosocial support with a mental health or peer worker. Additionally, regular group support programs will be available and facilitated by mental health workers, peer workers and volunteers.

Eligibility

The NPS program is available to those people with severe mental illness who:

  • reside within the CESPHN region;
  • have an associated level of reduced psychosocial functional capacity;
  • are not assisted by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
  • are not clients of existing community mental health programs including Partners in Recovery (PIR), Day to Day Living (D2DL) and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) programs
  • are not receiving any other psychosocial support services that duplicate those provided by the NPS.
  • Anyone can refer to NPS. A referral from a medical professional is not required.

Please note: This is not a crisis service, in an emergency please call triple zero (000). To be put in touch with your local mental health service, call the NSW Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.

How to access the service? 

Anyone can make a referral to the NPS and referrals can be made online or over the phone.

Please click here to make a referral. 

Call Flourish Australia on 1300 779 270 for further information about this service or to make a phone referral.

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Provider

Flourish Australia

1300 779 270