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Mental Health Initiative Invites Partners to Help Coordinate Services

As part of the government's $2.2 billion mental health reform plan, a $549.8 million Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative is being launched to provide more coordinated and comprehensive care for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs. Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler recently invited nongovernmental organizations to apply to become PIR Organizations.

The PIR initiative recognizes that people with severe mental health issues often require services from a range of sectors like health, housing, income support, employment, and education. PIR Organizations will aim to integrate these services by getting the sectors to work in a more collaborative, coordinated, and seamless way. PIR Organizations will also work to strengthen partnerships between sectors and service providers at a regional level, to better coordinate clinical and other support services.


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