PERSONAL HELPERS AND MENTORS SERVICE (PHaMs)
The Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) program supports people whose lives are significantly affected by a mental health issue to build personal capacity and independence.
Participants of the PHaMs Service can have support to:
The PHaMs service focuses on recovery and strengths. People with mental health issues can recover and lead satisfying and rewarding lives. Participants of the PHaMs service work with their own personal helper and mentor who supports them on their personal recovery journey.
To be eligible a person needs to:
There is no need for a formal medical diagnosis. Instead we use an Eligibility Screening Tool. Referral is easy. For example, a person can refer themselves, be referred by a friend, family member, doctor or organisation.
Where a PHaMs service provider is not able to provide support to a person, we will identify and provide the person with information on any other relevant services within the community that may be able to support them.
Personal helpers and mentors understand mental health issues and have a range of qualifications, skills, backgrounds and experiences.
They are committed to:
Under our agreement with the Australian Government there are some things we can do and some things we cannot do. Some examples are:
What we can do
What we cannot do
We will work with you to help you do things. In the long term it is in your best interest that we not take over and do things for you.
What is PHaMs?
Eligibility for PHaMs
What if I am not eligible for PHaMs?
About Personal Helpers and Mentors
What PHaMs can and cannot do
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