Partners in Recovery Evaluation - Final Report

The South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery Evaluation was completed by UNSW's Social Policy and Research Centre. The final report from the process and outcomes evaluation of the South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery (SESPIR) program includes information on the impact and effectiveness of SESPIR from key groups, including consumers, PIR staff, and the broader service system. READ MORE




South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery "Two Year Anniversary Report"

The South Eastern Sydney Partners In Recovery "Two Year Anniversary Report" contains stories from consumers, support facilitators and service partners. The report is to be used as a tool to further promote Partners In Recovery (PIR) and in particular, the model of service provision that PIR advocates – a holistic, responsive and truly collaborative approach.

Also featured in the report is detailed overview of the collaborative projects PIR has undertaken to reduce gaps and overcome barriers experienced in the region by people when accessing the system. READ MORE


Creating Better System Responses for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Complex Needs: A Project of New South Wales Partners In Recovery Organisations

The NSW PIR System Change Project, completed by Philip Amos Consulting is an initiative of 15 NSW PIROs that have joined in a collaborative project to contribute their experience and program evidence to the ongoing development of the mental health sector.

The purpose of this Project Report is to explain how PIR has been implemented by NSW PIR organisations, to demonstrate the positive changes occurring in regional and state health and community services systems; and provide insight into the NSW PIR client group and how they benefit from Support Facilitation and system improvement projects. READ MORE

Living Well: Putting People at the Centre of Mental Health Reform in NSW

During 2013 the Mental Health Commission undertook the most extensive mental health consultation conducted in NSW.

This Report tells the story of mental health in NSW from the perspective of people who live here.

This Report is a companion document to the Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW, in which the Commission has developed what it heard about people's experiences, needs, wishes and priorities for mental health support and community wellbeing into specific advice for government. Together, the Report and the Plan set an ambitious but achievable agenda for mental health reform in NSW. READ MORE

Gaps and Barriers for Action in South Eastern Sydney

The ultimate objective of the Partners in Recovery program is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs.

Following a comprehensive analysis of gaps and barriers in the service system, South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery (SES PIR) has defined ten priority areas in the South Eastern Sydney region.

These identified areas will serve to focus the activities of SES PIR as we work in partnership to create recovery-orientated, holistic and personalised support for all individuals. READ MORE


SESPIR System Improvement Report 

System Improvement Activities undertaken by the South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery program. Published in May 2015.

This report is a resource outlining the system improvement activities undertaken by the South Eastern Sydney PIR (SESPIR) Program. All activities will align with one of the Department of Health PIR Objectives, one of the six SESPIR Strategic Directions and / or address a gap or barrier in the SESPIR region as identified in the South Eastern Sydney Partners in Recovery Gaps and Barriers for Action report written by Ryan Wong (2014). READ MORE


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Meet Debbie
PIR Consumer Meet Debbie

"I'm focusing and a lot of things have been put in place for me to look forward to and for me to do. I focus on what I can do and what I can accomplish. My depression has improved a lot."

Meet Gavin
PIR consumer Meet Gavin

"Participating in PIR has changed my life because I am having people take notice of me, and what my needs are. Being able to succeed in what I want to do is important. Since PIR has come along, I am actually succeeding in what I want to do."

Meet Trudi
PIR Consumer Meet Trudi

"I have people I can contact and people available to me that I didn’t know existed. I always thought there were only one or two services out there that could help me but Matthew (my Support Facilitator) gave me a whole list."

Working With PIR
Sutherland Shire Community Services Working With PIR

"When working with consumers who are homeless and suffering with mental ill-health it is so important to have a flexible approach in order best meet their needs. We are very appreciative of PIR staff coming to our Tuesday breakfast program each week where they have become very well known to our consumers who are often happy to now self-refer and address problems with PIR before it becomes a huge issue."

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