Supports for those with severe mental health issues


A pamphlet just came by my desk for a support service for those with severe mental health issues.

It is called the ‘National Psychosocial Support Measure‘. That seems like a terrible name, but the service itself sounds pretty good.

I’ve reproduced some of the information from their website below for your convenience.

To get in contact with them to determine if they might be helpful to you, there are the following options:

Call 1300 358 220



Get support, get connect

National Psychosocial Support Measure is community-based mental health support for Central, West and Northern Adelaide.

Psychosocial support offers one-to-one coaching and group activities that support recovery for people with enduring mental illness.

You learn strategies and develop skills that help you:

  • Identify your strengths
  • Find people around you to help improve your wellbeing
  • Build resilience to achieve your goals
  • Connect with family or with your community
  • Enjoy a full and vibrant quality of life
  • Explore accessing the NDIS

Eligibility and referral information

Improve your health and wellbeing

Using a recovery focus, we support you at the times when you most need it. The length of support can range from three to six months.

An experienced mental health support worker will spend time with you to help you:

  • Look after your mental and physical health
  • Develop a recovery plan
  • Achieve your goals through face-to-face and phone coaching
  • Reduce your need for hospital services
  • Reach out to the people in your life who can support your recovery, such as:
    • Carers or family members
    • Your GP
    • Services in the community
    • Health professionals

Support to suit your needs

We help you to build the confidence and skills to achieve your goals and the life you want. Based on your needs and preferences the areas of support can include:

  • Daily living support
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Managing money
  • Connecting with your community
  • Emotional Support
  • Improving physical health
  • Family relationships
  • Coordinating service
  • Justice
  • Alcohol and other drugs

Mental health recovery

We offer a coordinated, planned, inclusive and reliable service that is sensitive to each person’s needs.

We believe that recovery is an individual process and that with the right kind of support each person can move towards a life that matches their values and goals for the future.

Recovery goals often include physical and mental health, self-confidence, social and community connection, education and skills development, and employment.


National Psychosocial Support Measure is available to people who:

  • Live or are connected to Adelaide
  • Experience severe mental health issues
  • Are not supported by the NDIS.


Anyone can make a referral to the National Psychosocial Support Measure including:

  • People requiring support
  • Doctors and GPs
  • Family members or friends
  • Other mental health or health services.

To discuss eligibility or make a referral call Neami on 1300 358 220.

Working together

The National Psychosocial Support Measure is delivered across Metropolitan Adelaide by the Central Adelaide Hills Partners in Recovery consortium.

Neami National is the lead agency, working with Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia, Skylight Mental Health, Uniting Care Wesley Bowden and UnitingSA to deliver this service.

This service is supported by Adelaide PHN.


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