Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program
The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program (CPS) is a free program for people with a severe mental illness.
The program provides short-term coaching support to eligible participants to build skills to manage their mental illness, improve relationships with family and friends and increase social and economic participation. CPS is a recovery focused program that is reliable, person-centred and based on genuine understanding and respect.
This is not a clinical service.
How does the Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program work?
CPS offers one-to-one coaching with a psychosocial recovery coach who can support recovery for people with enduring mental illness. In partnership with your family and carers (where possible), we provide a range of non-clinical community-based support to support you to achieve your goals.
Each session with our psychosocial recovery coach will be goal-oriented in focus and designed as a person- centred recovery plan.
You will learn strategies and develop skills that help you:
- Identify your strengths
- Connect to a social network that will improve your wellbeing
- Build resilience to achieve your goals
- Connect with family or your community
- Enjoy a full and vibrant life
- Build capacity to live independently in the community
Your psychosocial coach will support you to:
- Look after your mental and physical health
- Develop a recovery plan
- Achieve your goals through face-to-face and phone coaching
- Develop vocational skills and goals
- Manage substance use concerns
- Find and maintain a home
- Reduce your need for hospital services
- Reach out to the people in your life who can support your recovery (such as carers or family members, your GP, services in the community, health professionals)
Where can I access the Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program?
CPS is available to participants in the following area
How do I access the Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program
To access CPS, you must:
- Have a severe and persistent mental illness
- Be able to participate in the community
- Not be receiving similar psychosocial supports through a state or territory government program, or the NDIS
You can self-refer into the program or be referred in by your GP or community support, just complete our referral form.
Once your referral is received, a member of the team will be in contact with you.
- Call 1300 402 585
- Email email@example.com
- Read our CPS fact sheet
- Read our privacy brochure
This service is supported by funding from the Western NSW PHN through the Australian Government's PHN program.