In Griffith, the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) and Wellways Australia officially launch “Well Connected”; a new psychosocial support program available throughout the Murrumbidgee region of New South Wales for people with severe mental illness.

“Psychosocial support is about building the capacity and stability of people needing supports and services in areas of their lives; which might include family relationships, managing daily living needs, budgeting, housing, quit smoking, education and goals,” said MPHN Acting CEO Julie Redway.

The federally-funded program provides community-based support to people with severe mental illness who are not already engaged with services and are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“Wellways is aware of the great need throughout Murrumbidgee’s communities for these vital psychosocial support services,” Wellways Director of Mental Health Services Research and Development Laura Collister said. “We know people have been missing out on support, especially in older and Indigenous communities.”