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


The Partners In Recovery (PIR) Initiative is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Partners in Recovery is managed through PIR Organisations in Local Regions nationally.

The Far North Queensland (FNQ) Partners In Recovery Organisation is led by Centacare FNQ which coordinates and manages the FNQ Partners In Recovery Initiative. Centacare FNQ consults with and takes direction from the FNQ PIR Governance Panel. Centacare FNQ works with the Consortium Members to develop and deliver the FNQ Partners In Recovery Initiative.

For more about Centacare FNQ please visit centacarefnq.org

FNQ PIR Governance Panel

The FNQ Partners in Recovery Governance Panel is comprised of representatives from Consumers, Carers, Government (State), James Cook University, Clinical and Community Service Providers. The Governance Panel is responsible for high level governance and performance of the FNQ Partners In Recovery Initiative.

Consumers and Carers Working Group

The Consumers and Carers Working Group is group of local Consumers and Carers which advise and collaborate with the FNQ Partners In Recovery Organisation to ensure the program provides better service outcomes for people living or impacted by a psychosocial disability.

FNQ PIR Consortium Members

The Centacare FNQ Partners in Recovery Consortium Members is comprised of the following organisations:-

  • Aftercare
  • Anglicare North Queensland
  • Apunipima Cape York Health Council
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Rights In Action
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service Qld
  • Tully Support Centre
  • Mission Australia
  • Worklink (Thrive)
  • Wuchopperen Health Service

FNQ Partners In Recovery Network

The FNQ Partners In Recovery Network is a network of regional service providers which participate and collaborate in the community based recovery philosophy for psychosocial disability. The PIR Network exists across a variety of service and natural support providers such as:

  • 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 service


FNQ PIR Management Team

Manager: Gary Hubble

Team Leader: Robbie Johnson

Service Coordinator: Peta O'Neill