Connect and Thrive – National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Program

What is the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) program?

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

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

Eligibility

The NPS program is available to people experiencing 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 receiving any other psychosocial support services that duplicate those provided by the NPS.

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?

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.

Who can refer to the service?

Anyone can make a referral to the NPS. A referral from a medical professional or a formal diagnosis is also not required.

Who will deliver the service?

Name Flourish Australia
Phone 1300 779 270
Email info@flourishaustralia.org.au
The NPS program provides psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness and reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not receiving psychosocial supports through the