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Partners

Community based recovery requires a community response.

An essential role in Partners In Recovery is the promotion and collaboration with service and support providers in the Far North Queensland region. The objectives and community benefit of the PIR Partner Network are two-fold:

  • Improving collaboration, connectivity and local capacity of service providers and support providers to achieve community based recovery
  • Identifying and assisting in meeting the current system and service needs within the Far North Queensland Region

Centacare FNQ Partners in Recovery works with the PIR Partner Network to understand and respond to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness (psychosocial disability) in a holistic and coordinated way.

What is the PIR Partner Network?

The success of FNQ PIR relies on the strength of the sector and service partnerships created and fostered at the regional level. The range of sectors, services and supports being coordinated through FNQ PIR reflects the existing suit of sectors, services and supports within the region that are required by the target group. The FNQ PIR organisation bring these sectors, services and supports together to promote collective ownership by all partners to ensure effective and timely access to the appropriate services and supports required by the participant to meet the full range of their needs and to sustain optimal health and wellbeing.

The FNQ PIR Partner Network includes (but is not limited to):

  • The National Disability Insurance Agency (including assessment teams, planners, Local Area Coordinators
  • Primary Health Networks
  • Public, community and specialist mental health services
  • Private psychiatrists and psychologists and other appropriately qualified social workers, occupational therapists and mental health workers
  • Primary and secondary health care services
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment services
  • Disability services
  • Income support services
  • Supported accommodation services and other accommodation providers
  • Personal Helpers and Mentors providers
  • Community based living skills programs
  • Other state funded NGO services specific to mental illness
  • Carer and family support services
  • Vocational rehabilitation, education and employment services
  • Recreation and sporting programs
  • Parenting support, child protection, domestic violence and justice services

 

 

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What does it involve?

Becoming involved with the PIR Partner Network can be through the local community forums, activities and events or directly engaging with FNQ Partners In Recovery to meet and support the needs of an individual or group experiencing mental illness.

Being a part of the PIR Partner Network also provides an opportunity for providers with:

  • Connection with other local services and agencies
  • Information, tools and resources
  • Professional development, education and training opportunities relating to community based recovery
  • A forum for input and discussion on the local systems gaps

The PIR Partner Network also works with our PIR team of service co-ordinators, and support facilitation agencies to improve referral pathways and collective responsibility. As an initiative the key aim of FNQ Partners in Recovery is to support innovation and service improvement through collaboration.

How to join the PIR Partner Network?

Contact us at FNQ Partners in Recovery:

1800 367 747 (1800 FNQ PIR)

NOTE: Current PIR Partner Network providers are listed in our Services Directory.