FYI the Department of Health and Ageing has announced the Partners in Recovery (PIR): coordinated support and flexible funding for people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs initiative, which aims to better support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs, and their carers and families, by having the multiple sectors, services and supports that they may come into contact with work in a more collaborative, coordinated, and integrated way.
Organisations are invited to tender to deliver the initiative in Medicare Local geographic regions and may apply for a grant to do so. PIR grant program guidelines are now available at PIR grant program guidelines.
PIR information sessions are being conducted in each state and territory and will provide an important opportunity for stakeholders across different sectors, including potential funding applicants and community members, to become more familiar with the initiative and funding requirements. The information session schedule, along with further information, can be found at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pir