The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support service, provided by Flourish Australia, assists people with a severe mental illness who have reduced psychosocial function and who are not supported by the NDIS. The program strengthens the capacity of people/consumers to live independently, safely, and productively in their community, form meaningful connections in a supportive environment, and reduce the need for acute care.
The program covers a range of non-clinical supports that focus on building personal capacity and stability in one or more of the following areas:
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.