Partners In Recovery


Partners in Recovery is currently unable to accept new referrals.

Partners in Recovery funding will cease under current arrangements with the Department of Health from 30 June 2019 and will be replaced by new measures to support people with severe and persistent mental health issues requiring assistance with transition to NDIS or those who are ineligible and require continuity of supports. Additional information on how to access these supports will be made available on this website.

If you require further information please contact CHN Centralised Intake Team on (02) 6287 8070 between 9:00am to 5:00pm or email

About the service

Partners in Recovery is a community-based program aimed at supporting Canberrans who are living with severe and persistent mental health conditions with complex needs. Partners in Recovery assists participants to develop their own plans to work towards recovery. The program also supports participants to access local services and supports across multiple service sectors and help these services to work in a more collaborative, and integrated way.


PIR Support Facilitators work with the individual to develop their own plan based on their needs, such as physical health, alcohol and drugs, family, legal issues, interpersonal connectedness, lifestyle, education/employment, finance, accommodation and accessing the NDIS (where eligible).

Delivery mode

Phone and Outreach


To be eligible for PIR, individuals must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 18 years and over and under the age of 65 years,
  • A resident of the ACT,
  • Have a formal diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental health condition and has complex needs,
  • Needs substantial support to access services in the community, or for whom their current support system requires better coordination,
  • Not currently receiving a NDIS funded plan, and
  • Willing to engage in the program.

Contracted Service Providers

CatholicCare, Wellways, Woden Community Service

Contact Information

For General Enquiries, please phone the CHN Centralised Intake Team on (02) 6287 8070 between 9:00am and 5pm

Fax: 02 6100 9961

Frequently Asked Questions