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What is PIR?
A series of inspirational and thought provoking videos on personal experiences of living with menatal illness are now available online.
Helping the Gold Coast Community
The ultimate objective of PIR is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by:
- Facilitating better coordination of clinical and other supports and services to deliver person-centered care tailored to the person’s needs;
- Strengthening partnerships and building better links between various clinical and community support organisations responsible for delivering services to PIR participants;
- Improving referral pathways that facilitate access to the range of services and supports needed by the PIR participant; and
- Promoting a community based recovery model to underpin all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.
Our PIR Facilitators on the Gold Coast assist many participants who identify with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD and Schizophrenia, and a range of other mental health concerns, through connecting them to the right support at the right time. This can be though supports such as community groups, local GP services, life skill programs and social activities.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence on the Gold Coast from 1st July 2018. During the transition phase, PIR Facilitators will ensure service continuity for existing participants by assisting participants to test their eligibility and access for NDIS supports, while still providing PIR services to NDIS participants during the transition phase.