Main menu

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program

What is the Person Helpers and Mentors Program?

The Person Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) aims to enhance the quality of life for people who have a mental illness that significantly affects their ability to function in the community.

Following an assessment, a tailored support program is created to address each person’s unique needs. Referrals to relevant services including housing services, medical services, living skills support and counselling are available.

PHaMs also provides an Employment Service, which helps people with a mental illness overcome barriers to employment and reach a point where they are able to secure and maintain a job.

Who does The Person Helpers and Mentors Program support?

PHaMs can support up to 50 clients at a time, who must have a mental illness, be over the age of 16 and live in the Inner City of Sydney.

Referrals can be made by mental health teams, other service providers or the clients themselves. No formal medical assessment is required; however, people with drug and/or alcohol difficulties must demonstrate that they are addressing these concerns.

Contact the Person Helpers and Mentors Program

Level 13, 133 Liverpool Street, Sydney 2000
Phone: (02) 9307 8200
Fax: (02) 9390 5394
Email: PHaMs@catholiccare.org