Support for severe and persistent mental health concerns
Partners in Recovery
Partners in Recovery offers ‘wrap-around’ care that is individually tailored to your needs, connecting you to clinical and community support through one of our experienced facilitators.
It will support eligible program participants to test NDIS access and provide transitional support.
What is Partners in Recovery?
The Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative provides coordinated support and flexible funding for people with severe, persistent mental illness and complex needs.
PIR works under a community based recovery model – by strengthening partnerships between clinical and community support services and improving referral pathways, PIR will provide you with better access to ‘wrap-around’ care that is individually tailored to your needs.
PIR is currently transitioning to the NDIS and can support eligible persons in their NDIS journey.PIR Video
Who will PIR help?
Most people who access PIR have severe and persistent mental illness, and the likely age group is mid-twenties and older. You may:
- Have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
- Have complex needs that require services from multiple agencies
- Require substantial support to engage and access services
- Have no existing coordination plans in place (or previous arrangements have failed)
To access support through PIR, you need to agree to be a willing participant and be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The PIR Consortium
A PIR Consortium has been established to enhance outcomes and address the needs of local communities. Marathon Health is the lead agency, working with Lyndon Community, Aftercare, Western NSW Local Health District, and NEAMI in partnership with other providers across the region.
Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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