The Partners in Recovery initiative filled a gap in the mental health service delivery model in Gippsland, Victoria

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Aim: To explore stakeholder views on the outcomes of the Partners in Recovery initiative in Gippsland, Victoria
Background: Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) have significant functional impairment and psychosocial disability, and may become disconnected from social or family support networks. Owing to their multiple needs, they are likely to experience difficulties in maintaining stable accommodation, prioritizing a medical visit and building trust with their doctor. As a result, they often fall through the system gaps and require more intensive support to effectively address the complexity of their needs. The PIR initiative of the Australian government aimed to support a better integrated mental health care system.
Content: This presentation will briefly describe the PIR initiative in Gippsland and discuss the views and experiences of health professionals, consumers and carers on the outcomes of the initiative.
Results: Two main themes emerged from stakeholder interviews. They were Service system outcomes and Client outcomes.
Conclusions: The PIR initiative was widely accepted in Gippsland by all stakeholders involved. The initiative benefited not only clients and carers but also service providers and filled a gap in the model of delivery of mental health care for individuals with SPMI in Gippsland.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventMental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2016: People: Authenticity Starts in the Heart - The Langham, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 23 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


ConferenceMental Health Services (MHS) Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleTheMHS
CountryNew Zealand
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  • Recovery services
  • Care coordination

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