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Psychosocial Support Program

The Commonwealth Department of Health provides funding to Primary Health Networks for the provision of psychosocial support services in each catchment area.

Psychosocial Support Program

Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS)

This service builds psychosocial functional capacity to address individual needs with a focus on building capacity and connectedness.

Gippsland PHN has established the multidisciplinary Psychosocial Support Program (PSP), which encompasses several purpose-built service streams as detailed below:

  • National Psychosocial Support Measure: providing strengths-based group and individual psychosocial support to people with severe mental health conditions, who are not more appropriately supported through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Interface Services: support for people who are experiencing difficulty applying for the NDIS and are deemed eligible as per the criteria
  • Transition Support Services: for former clients of Partners in Recovery (PIR) who have not yet tested eligibility (or received their access decision) for NDIS and intend to do so.
  • Continuity of Support Services: providing ongoing support for clients who previously received services under the PIR and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) programs who have been deemed ineligible for the NDIS

If you would like to access support under the Gippsland PSP, please contact service provider organisation Wellways.

Download the 2021/22 Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Guidance.

Additional Resource

You can also call HeadtoHealth on 1800 595 212 or visit the HeadtoHealth website.

Key contacts

Directline (24/7 AOD support line)

1800 888 236

ACSO (Gippsland AOD intake provider)

1300 022 760


13 11 14

BeyondBlue Support Service

1300 224 365

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467


1300 789 987

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800


1800 184 527

After Hours Program Gippsland PHN