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Connect and Thrive

Commonwealth Psychosocial Support (CPS) program

The CPS program provides psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness and reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not receiving psychosocial supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Flourish Australia as the lead organisation, subcontracting to Neami National, provide the CPS program in the CESPHN region under the program name Connect and Thrive.

Flourish Australia has been delivering the Connect and Thrive program since 2019, and Neami National has been delivering the Continuity of Support psychosocial program in the CESPHN region since the rollout of the NDIS.

People can access individual support that involves one-on-one psychosocial support with a mental health or peer worker. Additionally, regular group support programs and social activities are available. The service also assists people to test their eligibility for psychosocial supports under the NDIS where it is identified they would benefit from longer-term supports.

Flourish and Neami provide services across the CESPHN region from multiple sites including Marrickville, Caringbah, Kogarah, Surry Hills, Maroubra and Hurstville, and also support people in their homes and community.


Connect and Thrive is available to people experiencing severe mental illness who:

· reside within the CESPHN region;

· have an associated level of reduced psychosocial functional capacity;

· are not receiving psychosocial supports through the NDIS; and

· are not receiving any other psychosocial support services that duplicate those provided by CPS programs.

Please note: This is not a crisis service, in an emergency please call triple zero (000). To be put in touch with your local mental health service, call the NSW Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.

Anyone can make a referral to Connect and Thrive. A referral from a medical professional or a formal diagnosis are not required.

Please click here to make a referral.

Call Flourish Australia on 1300 779 270 for further information about this service or to make a phone referral.

NameFlourish Australia
Phone1300 779 270
Online referral Click here