Accessing Our Services

within Australia works with adults age 16 to 64 who have a mental illness, and their families and carers, to overcome barriers, regain hope, reconnect with their communities and realise their goals. Our services are easy to navigate, collaborative, flexible and person-centred.

Our focus is on supporting individuals to:
  1. manage and live well with their symptoms

  2. improve and sustain their physical health

  3. improve their relationships with their family, friends and co-workers

  4. achieve their education and employment goals

  5. improve their daily living skills

  6. address their housing issues.

within Australia delivers services throughout East Gippsland, Wellington, South Gippsland and Bass Coast.  With service outlets located in Bairnsdale, Sale, Leongatha, Orbost and Yarram our recovery focused programs and services include:

  1. Individualised Client Support Packages through the Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) program

  2. Support Facilitation (Care Co-ordination) through the Partners in Recovery program

  3. online training and resilience building programs.

Eligibility and Referral Information.

within Australia services are available to adults (aged 16 to 64 years) who have a severe and persistent mental illness and/or psychiatric disability.   Participation in all of our programs and services is entirely voluntary.

In August 2014 the Victorian Government introduced the Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) program which replaced certain services (Home Based Outreach, Day Programs and Care Coordination) with Individualised Client Support Packages.

The Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS) Intake and Assessment Service provides initial assessment, information and referrals for people seeking mental health support in Gippsland and can be contacted on:

ACSO 1300 022 760 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday). 

For our Partners in Recovery (PIR) program you may refer yourself to within Australia or be referred from all agencies.

For more information contact within Australia on 1300 737 412

Download a copy of our information leaflet:

within Australia