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Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) is funded by Department of Social Services.

Break Thru’s community-managed Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) service:

  • Provides increased opportunities for recovery for people 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.

The Break Thru PHaMs program assists people to achieve their goals and participate as valued and active members of their community. PHaMs provides recovery-based support to people in their home and within the community. The program focuses on the development of skills, confidence and strengths for every day life.