Outcomes of a care coordinated service model for persons with severe and persistent mental illness: A qualitative study

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Background: Owing to difficulties faced by individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) in accessing multiple services, the Australian Government trialed a care coordinated service model called the Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative. Material: A total of 45 stakeholders in Gippsland were asked what difference the initiative had made. Discussion: The PIR initiative benefited not only clients and carers but also service providers. It addressed an unmet need in service delivery for individuals with SPMI. Conclusion: The PIR initiative has filled a gap in delivery of care for individuals with SPMI in Gippsland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • care coordination
  • collaborative care
  • mental disorders
  • personal recovery
  • rehabilitation
  • non-clinical mental health services

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