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The national Partners in Recovery program arose from the recognition, in 2012, that many people with mental illness have more complex needs than were being met and that a more coordinated approach was required.

The program reflects a commitment to a positive focus on recovery, with the full range of a person’s needs met through inter-agency cooperation.

Recovery focus

Living with an enduring mental illness impacts every part of life. Individuals in this situation might experience things other than the illness itself, such as physical health problems, personal and family struggles, addictions, homelessness, financial difficulties, and issues with employment.

These same people may also have extraordinary gifts and abilities in sport, the arts, intellect and expression that need to be properly harnessed, developed and encouraged.

No two consumers are the same, and the services they require might be completely different.

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ISPIR gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the Australian Government Department of Health 


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