Early Intervention Psychosocial Support

Recovery-oriented outreach mental health support for people with severe and complex mental illness aged between 16-64

Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response (EIPSR) is a partnership program with Peninsula Health Mental Health.

Participants must be receiving a service from Peninsula Health to be referred to EIPSR. 

This program includes Community Mental Health Practitioners and Peer Workers who provide recovery-oriented and strengths-based outreach psychosocial support to people experiencing mental illness. 

Support involves working from a trauma-informed person-centred approach with clients to explore and develop recovery goals to work on together. Our practitioners support clients to build skills and aim to empower clients to strengthen self-confidence, independence and self-determination. 

EIPSR support is reviewed on a 3-monthly basis to evaluate progress toward goals including assessing whether goals are still relevant. EIPSR is a voluntary program requiring commitment from clients to be active in their pursuit toward recovery. 

While our team provides community based support, we also work closely with clinical mental health services and provide care coordination, including assisting eligible clients to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We also support and encourage clients to access groups (both EIPSR-run and community-run) to promote social and community participation. 

The EIPSR program offers eligible participants:

  • Outreach and in-reach support
  • Develop and work toward recovery goals
  • Mental health support including emotional support, psychoeducation and safety planning
  • Increase independence, self-confidence and self-determination
  • Develop daily living skills
  • Improve general health and well-being
  • Seek and secure stable housing
  • Work toward study, volunteer or employment aspirations
  • Build social and relationship skills
  • Engagement with carer/s, family and partners
  • Improve social and community participation
  • Alcohol and other drug support
  • Assistance with legal and financial concerns
  • Group activities
  • Care coordination of services including linkage where appropriate
  • Assistance with accessing NDIS

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