The aims of the Psychosocial Continuity of Support Program (CoS) are to:
Work in partnership with clients who are not more appropriately funded through the NDIS and are significantly affected by severe mental illness, which impacts on their associated psychosocial functional capacity.
Provide appropriate levels of psychosocial supports, group work and activities to clients while they are supported to test eligibility for the NDIS, and transition to ongoing arrangements either through the NDIS or CoS.
The Personal Helpers and Mentors service, delivered by CHESS Connect, is a community based, non-clinical support service for people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness.
From 1 July 2016, PHaMs services will begin to transition to the NDIS. If you are a current or potential PHaMs participant, you can be supported through the NDIS assessment process our PHaMs staff.
We are also working with the Local Primary Health Network to provide future mental health support services to those within the community who are living with mental ill heath but do not qualify for NDIS support.
CHESS Connect has over 20 years’ experience working with local people living with severe and persistent mental health conditions. We have strong and established connections with existing community services, improving your pathways to support and enabling recovery-focused systems of care.