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Ever seen a sportsperson surrounded by their team of coaches, assistants, physiotherapists and specialists? Or a celebrity with their manager, publicist, stylist, personal trainer and nutritionist? Who gathered these specialists to be part of their support team?

Gathering the right support team is what ISPIR does, except that our ‘celebrities’ are people living with enduring mental illness, with complex needs. And our goal is not publicity but recovery, to see our clients getting the most out of life.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners in Recovery (ISPIR) coordinates care and services, working with people living with enduring mental illness and their carers and family, and helping them build the necessary team to assist in their recovery.

ISPIR is a free service (another difference between us and celebrity management).

Partners in Recovery is not a one-way conversation. Your perspective is valuable in helping ISPIR to achieve its goals. Read here about how ISPIR is organised and the ISPIR Consumer and Carer forum, Stakeholder Council and Consortium.

ISPIR does not offer an acute or crisis response service, if you require immediate assistance in a mental health emergency, please contact;

OR attend your local emergency department

For advice and assistance, the following may be helpful:

 custodian statementAt ISPIR we acknowledge, recognise and respect the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which our places of work are located, and value and embrace the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Our vision for Reconciliation is to improve the health status of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population by improving access and equity to all health services – shared vision, shared journey – same opportunities, same life expectancy.

diversity statement ISPIR is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating discrimination in the provision of care and the workforce.  GPH welcomes all people irrespective of age, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status.  Proudly GPH is an approved ‘Safe Place’ through ACONs ‘safe places project’.


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Illawarra-Shoalhaven Partners in Recovery.
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ISPIR gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the Australian Government Department of Health 


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