Write your own journey

Northern Sydney Partners in Recovery (NSPIR) support and empower people to make their own choices about how they want to lead their lives.

The program aims to better support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs, their carers and families, to access the services and supports they need in a more collaborative, coordinated and integrated way to help them reach their optimal health and wellbeing.

We operate in the Northern Sydney region including Hornsby, Ryde, Ku-ring-gai and Hunters Hill.

NSPIR  is part of a nationwide mental health initiative administered by a network of 48 PIR organisations. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

NSPIR is led by Primary and Community Care Services in collaboration with more than 24 services and support organisation in the local area.

Facilitating better coordination

Better coordination of clinical and other support and services to deliver person-centred support individually tailored to the person's needs

Strengthening partnerships

Building better links between various clinical and community support organisations responsible for delivering services to PIR clients

Promoting collaborative recovery oriented practice

Underpinning all clinical and community support services is the promotion of collaborative recovery oriented practice

Improving referral pathways

Facilitate access to the range of services and supports needed by PIR clients

How NSPIR can help

Service coordinators in the NSPIR team are appropriately skilled and experienced social workers, OTs and nurses who will better link and coordinate services for you across sectors, services and supports to promote seamless service delivery.

We will support you to access wide-ranging services such as:

  • Medical doctors and specialists
  • Private psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Alcohol and drug treatment services
  • Disability services
  • Income support services like Centrelink
  • Housing and accommodation services
  • Personal helpers and mentor programs
  • Support with living skills programs
  • Employment and education services
  • Parenting, domestic violence and justice services.

NSPIR is committed to the principles of recovery oriented practice including:

  • Promoting a culture and language of hope and optimism
  • Person first and holistic approach
  • Supporting personal recovery
  • Organisational commitment and workforce development
  • Action on social inclusion and social determinants of health, mental health and wellbeing.

We believe that recovery outcomes are personal and unique for each individual and go beyond a health focus to include social inclusion and quality of life support services.

Who is NSPIR for?

Northern Sydney Partners in Recovery is for people:

  • Living with a severe and persistent mental illness
  • Aged between 25 and 65 years
  • Having complex needs requiring support from two or more services
  • Living in the NSPIR region -Hornsby, Ryde, Ku-ring-gai and Hunters Hill areas
  • Consenting to participate in the NSPIR program.