Neami Port Lincoln

Shop 8, Harwill Court, Eyre Street, Port Lincoln SA 5606

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed public holidays

Sandra Bennett | Manager

Intensive Home-Based Support Services (IHBSS)

IHBSS (Intensive Home Based Support Services) provides psychosocial support for people who either have experienced acute episodes of mental illness requiring hospitalisation or who are at risk of being admitted to hospital.

Program participants are provided with up to three months of intensive support aimed at preventing admission or relapse, facilitating early discharge, and transitioning back into the community after leaving hospital.

The type of support provided is dependent on individual needs and goals. Examples of things we can help with include:

  • Taking part in social and community activities, and connecting with local services.
  • Improving relationships with family and friends.
  • Improving physical health and wellbeing.
  • Building confidence with everyday tasks such as budgeting, public transport and home care.
  • Pursuing education and employment opportunities.

Eligibility and referrals

IHBSS is for people who:

  • Are aged 16 and over.
  • Have a serious mental illness and functional disability.
  • Are at risk of relapsing without support.
  • Require short-term intensive support.
  • Have complex needs (including co-morbid disabilities and drug and alcohol issues).

Referrals for young people and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are at risk of requiring acute care are encouraged.

Referrals to the program can be made via Mental Health Community Teams. Contact us for more information.

Clinical Care Coordination

Clinical Care Coordinators work with you and your GP to plan and access the right support for your wellbeing.

Together, we find the right level of care at the right time to help you get better and work towards recovery.

Clinical Care Coordination is a free service.

Over three months, a Clinical Care Coordinator supports you to:

  • determine your needs
  • develop a coordinated care plan
  • monitor your general health needs
  • work with services that provide long-term support
  • access one-to-one counselling sessions.

An organised approach towards recovery

We coordinate with the people involved in your care to get you the right service and can include:

  • clinicians
  • health care providers
  • Carers
  • family members
  • other significant persons.

After connecting with the right services, the Clinical Care Coordinator will follow up with you and your service providers to ensure the services are effective.

Eligibility and referrals

To be eligible, you need to be 18 or over and:

  • have a diagnosis of a severe and complex mental illness
  • live in Port Lincoln or surrounding areas.

You can self-refer to this service, or with your permission, referrals can be made by GPs, allied health workers, family members or carer

To start the program, you will need to request a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP or contact us for assistance to obtain one.

Clinical Care Coordination is delivered by Neami National and funded by Country SA PHN