Samaritans Psychosocial Support Service helps people living with a severe mental illness to build their life skills and work toward achieving their recovery goals.
Our trained facilitators help people identify their goals and support them in accessing local services to reconnect with education, health, vocation and social networks.
Psychosocial goals may include:
- Social skills and friendships
- Family connections
- Managing daily living needs
- Financial management and budgeting
- Finding and maintaining a home
- Vocational skills and goals
- Educational and training goals
- Maintaining physical wellbeing
- Managing drug and alcohol addictions, including tobacco
- Building broader life skills including confidence and resilience
Who we assist
The Samaritans Psychosocial Support is available to people with severe mental illness who:
- Live in the Mid Coast Local Health District (Gloucester Shire, Great Lakes and City of Greater Taree)
- Have an associated level of reduced psychosocial functional capacity
- Are not receiving support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or National Psychosocial Support (NPS)
- Are not receiving support through Community Living Supports (CLS) or Housing and Support Initiative (HASI)
Anyone can make a referral to the Samaritans Psychosocial Support Service, a referral from a medical professional is not required. Referrals can be made online, via email or over the phone.
Please see the referral form below.
Phone: 02 4960 7275
Please note this is not an emergency mental health service. If you or someone you know needs urgent assistance, please call 000, present at your local hospital or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.