The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Program (CPS) connects you with a non-clinical recovery coach who will support you to achieve your goals and get back to doing what you love.
Our team will provide one-on-one coaching, and work in partnership with your family and carers (where possible). This is not a clinical service, but a community-based support program.
Each session with your recovery coach will be goal oriented in focus and delivered based on your personalised recovery plan.
Who is CPS for?
CPS is for people experiencing a severe mental illness that is impacting their ability to live the life they want to live.
Working with a recovery coach, you’ll 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
- Test your eligibility for the NDIS
- 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 and health professionals)
How do I join the program?
To access the program you must:
- Have a diagnosed severe and persistent mental illness
- Have needs that can be appropriately met through short-term, low intensity support to live independently in the community, as determined through a capacity and strengths-based assessment
- Not be restricted in your ability to fully and actively participate in the community because of your residential setting (for example, prison or psychiatric facility)
- Not be receiving similar psychosocial supports through a state or territory government program or the NDIS, where there is potential for duplication of service offerings
- Be aged 16 years and over
CPS is available in the following areas:
This service is supported by funding from the Western NSW PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN program.
Page last updated: 21 November 2023