Level 1, Martin House, 107 Salisbury Hwy, Salisbury SA 5108
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed public holidays
Casey Engleson | Manager (Acting)
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.
Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Services (IPRSS)
Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Services (IPRSS) offer one-to-one coaching and group activities for people linked to public mental health services.
Learn strategies and develop skills
- Identify your strengths
- Build resilience
- Achieve your goals
- Find people to help you improve your wellbeing
- Connect with family or your community
- Participate in social and recreational activities
- Improve your physical health
- Enjoy a full and vibrant quality of life.
Improve your health and wellbeing
Using an evidence-informed, non-clinical approach, we support you at the times when you most need it.
An experienced mental health support worker will spend time with you to:
- consider your skills and confidence in line with your interests, strengths and values
- develop a collaborative Individual Support Plan (ISP)
- achieve your goals through face-to-face and phone coaching.
Depending on your needs, the length of support will vary. We offer reviews every three months to negotiate any changes required to match your goals and needs.
Support to suit your needs
We help you to build confidence and develop the skills to achieve the life you want. The support you receive is based on your needs and preferences.
- Daily living support
- Managing money
- Emotional support
- Connecting with community
- Improving physical health
- Family relationships
- Coordinating services
- Alcohol and other drugs
Strengthen community connections
Our experienced support workers meet with you in your home or the community.
As a community-based service, we support you to reach out to the people in your life who can support your recovery, such as:
- carers or family members
- your GP
- services in the community
- health professionals.
How to access IPRSS
To be eligible, you need to be between 16 or 64 and:
- be connected to a public mental health service
- experience severe mental health issues.
Making a referral
Referrals are made through public mental health services on 7485 4300.