What is Psychosocial Support Service?

The Psychosocial Support Service (PSS) provides flexible one-on-one or group support to improve someone’s mental and physical health, when and where they need it.

Psychosocial support may include:

  • Developing social skills and friendships
  • Building relationships with family
  • Managing money
  • Finding and looking after a home
  • Building skills and qualifications
  • Developing work goals
  • Staying physically well, including exercise
  • Support with drug, alcohol and smoking use
  • Building life skills including confidence and resilience
  • Exploring access to the NDIS

 

How does PSS help?

The PSS has a whole of person approach with a focus on mental and physical health.

Psychosocial support can assist people to participate in their community, manage daily tasks, secure stable employment or housing and connect with family and friends.

 

Who can access PSS?

People with severe mental health issues who are not receiving support from the NDIS may be eligible.

As this is a Commonwealth Government funded service, it is only available to people who:

  • Live or work in eastern and north-eastern Melbourne
  • Are not supported by the NDIS
  • Are not already receiving state-funded PSS

 

How to access PSS

Anyone can make a referral to the PSS including:

  • People referring themselves
  • Carers
  • Friends and/or families
  • GPs and other service providers in the region

For more information contact the Wellways Intake Worker on: 

Phone: (03) 8486 4292
Email: PSSintake@wellways.org

 

Download the factsheet

 

The PSS program is delivered by Wellways and healthAbility partners including Access Health and Community, Inspiro Community Health, Banyule Community Health and Nexus Primary Health.

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