The PHaMs Program provides one-on-one intensive support to people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness, through a recovery focused, culturally sensitive and strengths based approach. This approach recognises recovery as a journey that is driven by the participant. PHaMs supports participants to identify and achieve their own goals, develop relationships and manage day-to-day tasks to address issues in their lives. Specialist individual support can assist participants to overcome non-vocational barriers to finding and maintaining employment, training or education.

You may be eligible if you:

  • are aged 16 years or over,
  • have a mental illness that significantly affects your life (formal diagnosis is not required), and
  • receive a government income support payment.

The PHaMs promise:

  • Assists participants to manage the impact of mental illness on their lives
  • Supports participants to engage in their community
  • Can help participants overcome non-vocational barriers to finding and maintaining employment, training or education
  • Negotiates and develops Individual Recovery Plans with participants and cooperatively reviews agreed goals
  • Works with participants to access and navigate employment services and Centrelink systems
  • Co-builds with participants employment peer support networks and activities
  • Helps participant to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

People may access PHaMs by a referral from Centrelink, a GP or health service, or without a referral.