The MH-CLSR program is part of a suite of community-based psychosocial support programs for adults called the NSW Mental Health Community Living Programs.
Mental Health Community Living Supports for Refugees (MH-CLSR) is a unique program that aims to provide trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, culturally safe and responsive psychosocial supports to refugees and asylum seekers who are experiencing psychological distress, mental ill health and impaired functioning.
The Ministry commissioned Human Capital Alliance (International) Pty Ltd (HCA) to conduct a process evaluation of the first two years of the program (2019-2021). The evaluation was completed in June 2022, with 165 consumers receiving support. It showed that the program was being governed and delivered according to the intended model of care and that it was a valuable addition to the existing suite of community-based psychosocial support programs delivered by NSW Health.