Non-government mental health partnerships

The non-government organisation (NGO) community mental health sector is a major provider of services that assist people with a mental illness to live a fulfilling community life. There are several program areas including:

  • information, mutual support, self help and advocacy
  • vocational and educational
  • individual and group psychosocial rehabilitation and support
  • housing and support options
  • respite, family and carer services.

Partnerships with the NGO sector expand the capacity within the public mental health system to provide more services to people in need of assistance. Services include:

  • Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Services (IPRSS) – a partnership program providing one-on-one rehabilitation and support services in a person’s home and local community.
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation day and group programs – a variety of programs aimed at increasin self management, interpersonal, recreational and daily living skills.
  • Mutual support and self help programs – consumer driven programs for sharing experience and to encourage people to work with others to attain improved mental health.
  • Employment and pre-vocational support services – a partnership program to assist consumers with training and entering paid employment.
  • Carer support and respite services – a variety of services such as support groups, education, counselling and advocacy aimed at assisting carers of a person with mental illness.

The Mental Health Coalition of SA is the peak body for non-government mental health sector.  Find out about their members.

The Mental Health Coalition of SA
Address: 1/80 Brougham Place, North Adelaide, SA 5006
Telephone: (08) 8212 8873

NGO partnerships

SA Health has formal partnerships with the following NGOs: