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PIR supports youth suicide prevention in Kentish

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Partners in Recovery (PiR) Tasmania

Partners in Recovery (PIR) assists people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs to access required supports and services. Where these supports are unavailable or inaccessible, PIR works to build capacity by identifying and addressing gaps and barriers.

PIR can also assist people with psycho-social disabilities to understand the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and to access that scheme if they meet the eligibility criteria.

PIR employs Support Facilitators in every local Government Area of Tasmania. They work with sensitivity and flexibility with each person, their family, friends, carers and other services to facilitate a well coordinated response to both clinical and community living needs. Support Facilitators assume that the people they work with are the experts in their own lives. When people are accepted and respected in this way, they make better choices and  assume more control of their lives, and are therefore more likely to reach their full potential.

PIR Tasmania is a collaboration between five agencies: Anglicare Tasmania, Colony 47, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania, Relationships Australia Tasmania, and Wellways.


Objectives of Partners in Recovery

The ultimate objective of Partners in Recovery is to improve the system’s response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by:

  • Facilitating their access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Facilitating better coordination of clinical and other supports and services to deliver ‘wrap around’ care individually tailored to each person’s needs
  • Strengthening partnerships and building better links between various clinical and community support organisations responsible for delivering services to the target group
  • Improving referral pathways that facilitate access to the range of services and supports needed by the Partners in Recovery target group
  • Promoting a community based recovery model to underpin all clinical and community support services that is delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.

Who is Eligible?

How does PiR help people?

System Change


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PiR and NDIS

On 1 July 2016, Partners in Recovery enterered a phase of transitioning participants to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


NDIS in Tasmania

The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 for young people, aged 15 to 24. Read about how

New Resources Section

A range of Staff Resources are now located on this site in password

Person Centred Practice in a Changing Environment Conference 2016

The Person Centred Practice in a Changing Environment Conference was held to consider

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A brave new world - Peer support for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) via PIR

Many people have advocated for peer support programs to be a part