• Mental
    Health
  • Hospitality
  • Community
  • Personal Helpers and Mentors (PhaMs)

    Contact

    1300 364 097

    Overview

    Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) is for consumers aged 16 years and over, with lives severely affected by mental illness. It supports them on their recovery journey by coordinating and providing assistance with daily activities and independent living.

    Open 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
    Sat
    Sun

    How We Help

    The Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) service is funded by the Commonwealth government. Consumers with mental illness are supported through a recovery-focused and strengths-based approach that recognises recovery as a personal journey driven by the consumer. The program:

    • aims to provide increased opportunities for recovery for consumers whose lives are severely affected by mental illness
    • takes a strengths-based, recovery approach, and
    • assists people aged 16 years and over whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live independently in the community is impacted because of a severe mental illness.

    Our PHaMs staff provide practical assistance to consumers, helping them achieve personal goals, improve family relationships, and manage daily tasks. Each consumer receives personally-tailored assistance, with a focus on increasing their social and economic participation in their local community.

    Who We Help

    The PHaMs program assists people aged 16 years and over whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live independently in the community is impacted because of a severe mental illness. However, a person does not need to have a formal clinical diagnosis of a severe mental illness to be able to access the service.

    Parramatta Mission offers PHaMs to consumers who live in Western Sydney and Richmond Local Government Areas.

    https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/mental-health/programs-services/personal-helpers-and-mentors-phams

    Subscribe to eNews