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


  • Connect with Partners in Recovery

    How can you or someone you care for connect with PIR?

    There are a number of options for people to connect with FNQ PIR, including:

    • Obtaining a referral from a GP,
    • Dept. of Housing,
    • Mental Health Team, or other service providers,
    • or going directly to FNQ Partners In Recovery

    To connect with FNQ Partners In Recovery please contact us on:

    • PHONE: 1800 367 747 (1800 FNQ PIR)
    • EMAIL: fnqpir@centacarefnq.org
    • To keep updated with FNQ PIR on Facebook click here.  My Health Record is an important part of the health system reform landscape and FNQ Partners In Recovery as an Australian Government Initiative is promoting the use of the My Health Record to participants within the FNQ region. Connecting with your health information has become easier with the introduction of the National My Health Record system. A personally controlled My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. Your My Health Record allows you and your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share your health information to provide you with the best possible care. To connect with My Health Record go to myhealthrecord.gov.au
  • FNQ Champions of Change

    FNQ Champions of Change looked at what we could do to improve mental health and wellbeing. FNQ Champions of Change worked with individuals, families, communities, organisations and businesses to lead change around mental health and wellbeing in the FNQ region.

    Please find some of our stories from our FNQ region Champions here:

    • Motivate your mob!
      • Bernard and Alicia talk about being a Mobivator.
    • Strong Culture, Strong Mind.
      • Warren talks about keeping culture strong.

    You can access more videos from current champions by going to our Youtube channel.




  • Who can Refer

    Non-Government and Government Service Agency or Providers.

    PIR works within a Recovery Practice Framework, therefore we strongly encouraged the referral form to be completed with the individual that would like to access PIR support. 

  • Who is eligible?

    All referrals are assessed on the needs of the individual consumer and the following eligibility. Partners In Recovery is generally offered to people who:

    • Are mid 20's to 64 yrs
    • Have a diagnosed mental illness that is severe in degree and persistent in duration
    • Have complex needs requiring services from multiple agencies
    • There are no existing coordination arrangements in place to assist you in accessing the necessary services. Or where they are in place, those arrangements have failed, or have contributed to the problems experienced by you, and are likely to be addressed by acceptance into PIR. You or your legal guardian have indicated your consent to being involved, and indicated a willingness to participate in PIR


  • Methods of Referral

    To connect with FNQ Partners In Recovery please contact us on:

  • Privacy and Confidentiality

    • FNQ Partners in Recovery (PIR) respects and acknowledges the privacy of participants, members of staff, volunteers and other individuals and is committed to protecting any personal and sensitive information which is held through its services. Privacy and confidentiality requirements are part of the legal accountability of the program.
    • FNQ Partners in Recovery takes seriously its commitment to promoting a culture that respects the privacy and confidentiality rights of individuals. FNQ Partners in Recovery believes it demonstrates its absolute regard for participants and members of staff by respecting people’s right to privacy and by safeguarding any personal or sensitive information that is entrusted to the service.
    • At all times FNQ Partners in Recovery aims to balance the rights of individuals to maintain control over their personal information and its contractual, legal and professional obligation


Community Information

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14.
    Go to Lifeline

  • Mustering Wellness


    In the North, we experience it all. We know who we are, what we need, and we know how tough times can be. Our land is unique and so are our people. We are resilient and strong, and we’re determined to maintain that strength.

    Mustering Wellness is for us up here in the Top End. It is about how we as a community stay well and support ourselves, our families, and those in our region.

    It’s a simple, accessible, and confidential way to stay in control of your wellness.


  • National Education Alliance of Borderline Personality Disorder Australia

    NEA.BPD Aust aims to provide a central resource hub comprising the latest knowledge of BPD. Information, research and articles will be sourced from Australia, the US and Europe and will include books and publications; links to organisations and programmes; and conference presentations

    Go to NEA.BPD Aust


  • Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders

    Project Air is a Personality Disorders Strategy that aims to enhance treatment options for people with Personality Disorder and their families and carers. The Project Air Strategy endorses an integrative collaborative relational approach and thereby promotes a personality disorders-friendly health service.
    AIR symbolises life and hope, and is something light yet powerful. 

    Go to Project Air Strategy

  • SANE Australia

    Helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life.

  • Head to Health

    Head to Health is the easy way to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place.

    Go to Head to Health

  • soften the fck up

    Tackling the rate of suicide among men in Australia. Bold new approaches to suicide prevention are required.

  • Black Dog Institute

    The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder.Com

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an emotional disorder that causes emotional instability, leading to stress and other problems. People with borderline personality disorder have a distorted image of themselves and often feel worthless and fundamentally flawed. They will have outbursts of anger, impulsivity and frequent mood swings. Many people with borderline personality disorder get better with treatment and can live happy, peaceful lives.

    Go to Borderline Personality Disorder.Com

  • Declan Crouch Facebook Page

  • FNQ Suicide Prevention Facebook Page

    Connect and spread the suicide prevention message. Every life matters.

    Go to FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce on Facebook

  • FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce Website

    The purpose of this website is to provide support, information and help. Suicide must be prevented

    Go to FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce

  • The Butterfly Foundation

    Butterfly provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues and their carers.

    Go to The Butterfly Foundation

  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration

    The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It's a one stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

    Go to National Eating Disorders Collaboration

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience. 

    Go to Beyond Blue


  • ReachOut

    ReachOut.com provides specially targeted information to help any young person who visits the service. When they visit ReachOut.com, a young person will be guided to practical tools designed just for their needs, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for.

    Go to ReachOut.com

  • Qlife

    QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.

    Go to Qlife

  • Bipolar Australia

    Bipolar Australia is an independent non for profit organisation registered in April, 2014. It is the initiative of a group of members of the Ryde Bipolar Support Group. This group believes in the benefit of the person to person approach in bringing awareness around Bipolar, educating about the condition and creating support in an open and inclusive community.

  • High Res

    High Res is designed to help serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families manage stress and build resilience. The High Res suite includes a website and app which were developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Defence.

    High Res is based on the ADF’s BattleSMART (self-management and resilience training) program which adapts cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) tools for daily stress management and resilience training.

    Go to High Res

  • OnTrack

    OnTrack aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. Making services available online means that more people will be able to get help for their mental and physical health concerns. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice (Alcohol, Depression, Diabetes, Families and Friends, Flood and Storm Recovery, Mental Health and more)

    Go to OnTrack