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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 Psychosocial Support Service help?

The Psychosocial Support Service 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.

How to access this service

People with severe mental health issues who live in Victoria’s Gippsland region and are not receiving support from the NDIS may be eligible.

Anyone can make a referral to the Psychosocial Support Service including:

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

For more information call (03) 5622 4140 or email PSSintake@wellways.org.

Psychosocial Support Service is funded by the Australian Government PHN project and Gippsland PHN.