Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS)

Support to make goals for your recovery

Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS) is a Commonwealth-funded program that assists people with psychosocial support needs to meet their own personal goals and make a recovery plan. 
 

Service details

We believe that recovery is an individual process and that with the right kind of support, each person can move towards living a meaningful, hopeful and contributing life that matches their values and goals for the future. The support you receive is based on what is important to you.

Support to suit your needs

CPS can assist you with:

  • Support to increase confidence and to help connect you with the community and other supports
  • Setting and meeting mental health, physical health, educational, vocational, social, daily living and other personal goals for your recovery
  • Helping you make appropriate referrals to the wider CPS program, as well as other allied health and cohealth programs more generally. The wider CPS program can help you to build the confidence and skills to make progress towards your goals and the life you want.

We can also help with the NDIS by:

  • Registering as a participant with the NDIS
  • Liaising with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for you
  • Filling in an Access Request Form (ARF), including completion of Evidence of Disability Forms, as part of your application to the NDIS
  • Evidence gathering and referrals to Occupational Therapists and/or Clinical Psychologists to obtain required evidence for NDIS access request
  • Finding support options if your application is not successful; including reapplying, appealing and escalating a decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) 
  • Pre-planning support once NDIS access has been met.

Download a factsheet about CPS here.

Give us a call

9448 6880

Fees & eligibility

To access this service you must be:

  • aged 16 years or older 
  • in need of community based mental health support 
  • experiencing severe mental health issues 
  • living or working in the western region of Melbourne (Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moorabool and Wyndham local government Areas). 
  • not currently receiving NDIS funding 
  • not already getting support from MHCSS Continuity of Support (CoS)
  • not currently support by the Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response (EIPSR).

Check if you are eligible by reading ‘Who is this for?’. If you need support, please call 9448 6880 to speak with the CPS Intake team.

This service is free

Available at 1 locations

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

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