"Recovery isn’t about getting back to how you were before,
it's about building something new" Anonymous

About Partners in Recovery

"Recovery isn't about getting back to how you were before, it's about building something new" - Anonymous

Connecting with or navigating support services when a person is experiencing a severe and persistent mental health condition (psychosocial disability) can often lead to further pressure, anxiety and confusion. Partners In Recovery (PIR) recognises that many people living with a psychosocial disability have more complex needs than current systems can meet. PIR has been introduced to provide a new level of collaboration in the Far North Queensland region to find new and better pathways to recovery that meet the full range of an individual’s needs.

“It’s all too complicated. Nobody gets it. Nobody understands what I need”

Through building stronger partnerships between sectors, services and supports, PIR will promote collective responsibility and encourage innovative solutions to ensure individuals are able to link to the services and supports needed to sustain and support their optimal health, wellbeing, and recovery.

FNQ Partners In Recovery is an Initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Health. For further information regarding the PIR Initiative nationally 
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Partners In Recovery is about supporting people living with a psychosocial disability to access their own supports and services based on the recovery needs of each individual. Our role is to understand and assist in addressing a person’s individual recovery needs through a comprehensive and coordinated response from a range of sectors - including, but not limited to:

  • Public, community and specialist mental health services
  • Private psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Primary and secondary health care services
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment services
  • Disability services
  • Income support services (e.g. Centrelink)
  • Supported accommodation services and other accommodation providers
  • Personal Helpers and Mentors Program providers
  • Providers of community based living skills programs
  • Vocational rehabilitation, education and employment services
  • Sports and recreation programs
  • Parenting support, child protection, domestic violence and justice services