Bringing services together



Partners in Recovery (PIR) is a program that aims to help improve life for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

It is delivered by a consortium of health agencies, including Workskil Community, who work together to help people with mental illness.

It is led by the charity Life Without Barriers, and is available in the Southern Adelaide, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island (SAFKI) regions.

To be eligible to receive help through PIR you will:

  • have complex needs and require support for multiple services
  • have, or may have, a mental illness that is severe and persistent
  • have had recent contact with services and they are concerned about your mental health and/or other issues
  • are accessing existing services and the coordination of these are not meeting your needs
  • consent to being involved in the Partners In Recovery program

The ultimate objective of PIR is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by:

  • facilitating better coordination of clinical and other supports and services to deliver 'wrap-around' care individually tailored to the person's needs
  • strengthening partnerships and building better links between various clinical and community support organisations responsible for delivering services to the PIR target group
  • improving referral pathways that facilitate access to the range of services and supports needed by the PIR target group and
  • promoting a community-based recovery model to underpin all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.

Support Facilitators will work with clients to identify how services could be better coordinated, and strengthen the relationships between their services.

 To find out more, call us on 1300 967 575 or email