The Partners in Recovery (PIR) and Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMs) programs concluded on 30 June 2019. Referrals that previously would have been made to PIR should be redirected to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the National Psychosocial Support Measure program or any psychosocial support program as deemed appropriate. 

Participants of those programs, who are not eligible for the NDIS will continue to be supported by their existing PIR and PHaMs provider until they transition to the new Psychosocial Support Service delivered by Wellways (Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Yarram, Latrobe City) and Within Australia (South Gippsland, Latrobe City, Wellington and East Gippsland).

The transition period extends to November 2019, however transition for many clients will commence sooner. 

Gippsland PHN is working with its service providers to provide support with the transition. If you require immediate support or further information, please email