Chapters poster

Download your Mental Health Rights Manual poster here

print-text Print this section

Psychosocial rehabilitation

Psychosocial rehabilitation (also known as psychiatric rehabilitation or PSR) promotes personal or individual recovery, successful community integration and an improved quality of life for persons living with mental health conditions.  It is a defined intervention designed to target the specific difficulties that arise when people have a severe and enduring mental illness. Psychosocial rehabilitation services and supports are collaborative, person directed, and individualised, and an essential element of the human services spectrum.  They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice and include a wide continuum of services and supports.