Partners in Recovery

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Helping the Gold Coast community access mental health services

Navigating the mental health system can be confusing – there are many agencies and programs, each offering different support. Partners In Recovery (PIR) Gold Coast can help Gold Coast residents navigate the mental health system to access mental health services and resources, assisting recovery. Let us help you plan your own personal recovery journey.

What is PIR?

PIR Gold Coast supports people with mental health concerns that are severe, persistent and require assistance from multiple agencies. PIR Gold Coast connects you with a facilitator who will assist you to navigate mental health services, identifying options that may assist in your recovery. Read more

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Real stories from
the Gold Coast

  • It’s been a topsy-turvy time for Phil Hankin over the past few years but he’s now crafting his own future thanks to the mental and physical tools he receives through the Partners in Recovery (PIR) program. Most days he’s head down at a work bench set up in his kitchen, creating all sorts of leather goods. Smiles have replaced frowns and while Phil’s family has been fractured, it is functioning fairly well once again.

    Crafting a Future

  • Forging a relationship with her loved ones gave Lesley the motivation she needed to begin to climb out of the black hole of substance abuse, self-harm, homelessness and self-loathing that she had found herself in. With the support of her family and community programs such as Partners in Recovery, Lesley has been able to allow light – and love – back into her life.

    Lesley's Story

  • Dan really is an ‘Aussie Larrikin’; yet he’s also filled with a sense of determination to better himself, the ability to have hope against insurmountable odds, a high level of resilience and the will to, as he says, “put one foot in front of the other,” even on the dark days … and Dan has had many of these. Read more about Dan’s incredible story of hope here.

    Dan's Story

  • In 1997 the British rock band Chumbawamba released a song that included the lyrics, ‘I get knocked down/ But I get up again/ You're never going to keep me down’. These lyrics perfectly sum up Kate’s positive attitude towards her challenges now. Where did she get the inner strength to achieve this positive attitude? It took time. It took patience. It took persistence.

    Kate's Story

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PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD