GPH Welcomes Psychosocial Supports Announcement

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March 21, 2019

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Grand Pacific Health (GPH) have welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government regarding extension of supports for people with a severe and persistent mental illness who are currently part of the Partners in Recovery Program (PIR).

 $165 million has been allocated to extend 12 Commonwealth Programs, including PIR for 12 months.

 Primary Health Networks like COORDINARE will receive a share of this funding and direct it towards existing community mental health providers.

 Grand Pacific Health, who are the lead agency for Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners in Recovery and Southern NSW PIR, have welcomed the news:

 “The PIR Program is due to terminate on June 30 this year and the reality is that not all of our participants have transitioned to the NDIS,” said GPH CEO Ron de Jongh.

 “It will be a relief for many consumers to find out that they have more time to transition, or put in place another sustainable recovery model,” added Ron.

 Grand Pacific Health are a not-for-profit primary health service provider, delivering affordable services that are tailored to regional communities.

 GPH operates from 13 hubs in South Eastern NSW and specialises in mental health, youth health, Aboriginal health care and chronic disease management.

 For more information call Grand Pacific Health CEO, Ron de Jongh on 0408 602 723

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