Community Managed Mental Health Programs

The community managed mental health sector provides a wide range of programs and services. The following are some of the key programs funded by Commonwealth and State Governments and provided by community managed organisations (CMOs).

For a list of service providers in NSW click here. For Partners in Recovery Consortium programs click here.

Note: Referrals systems differ across programs and providers and most accept third party and self-referral.

NSW Ministry of Health

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

  • Housing linked to treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation services
  • Tailored for people with a range of psychosocial disabilities.

Recovery and Resource Services Program (RRSP)

  • Establishing community links
  • Transition to independent living and employment

Family and Carer Mental Health Support Program

  • Education, training and peer support
  • Individual support and advocacy services

Commonwealth Department of Health

Partners in Recovery (PIR)

  • Short-term service coordination for adults with 'severe and enduring mental illness'
  • Systems change and reform

Day to Day Living (D2DL)

  • Structured activity programs to support independent living
  • Access to social and educational activities


  • Youth specific mental health service
  • Holistic on-site support

Commonwealth Department of Social Services

The Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMs)

  • community integration support
  • connection to leisure & vocational services

Mental Health Respite: Carer Support

  • Relief from the caring role and carer support
  • Education, and information for carers

Employment Services

  • disability employment support
  • assisting people into employment