What is the PHaMs Employment Service? 

The PHaMs Program provides one-on-one intensive support to people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness, through a recovery focused, culturally sensitive and strengths based approach. This approach recognizes recovery as a journey that is driven by the participant. The PHaMs Employment Service supports participants to identify and achieve their own goals, develop relationships and manage day-to-day tasks to address issues in their lives that have been identified as barriers to employment. Specialist individual support will assist participants to overcome non-vocational barriers to finding and maintaining employment, training or education.


  • Aged 16 years and over
  • Have a mental illness (formal diagnosis is not required)
  • Receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) or other Government income support payment


  • Assists participants to manage the impact of mental illness on their lives 
  • Supports participants to engage in their community
  • Can help participants overcome non-vocational barriers to finding and maintaining employment, training or education
  • Negotiates and develops Individual Recovery Plans with participants and cooperatively reviews agreed goals, including goals related to employment
  • Works with participants to access and navigate employment services and Centrelink systems
  • Co-builds with participants employment peer support networks and activities

Referral pathways:

  • Self-referral
  • Referral by family and friends
  • Referral from Centrelink, Community Services and/or (jobactive) job service provider

HYPA provides PHaMs services at the following Job Prospects sites:

Central sites

HYPA North, The Northern Sound Building, 73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA 5112

Telephone 08 8255 9028


Job Prospects Footscray, Level 1, 109-111 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Victoria

Telephone 03 9689 1715


Satellite sites South Australia

Job Prospects Elizabeth

Job Prospects Woodville

Job Prospects Port Adelaide


Satellite sites Victoria

Job Prospects Sunshine

Job Prospects Watergardens

Job Prospects Altona Meadows



For further information please contact a PHaMs Central Site or PHaMs Team Leader, Kristin Soyland, 08 8405 8540