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B Miles Women’s Foundation

02 8036 5559

www.bmiles.org.au

B Miles Women’s Foundation provides support and accommodation programs to women who are experiencing, or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Supported Accommodation: The Foundation operates a Supported Accommodation facility, located in Darlinghurst. This program is usually best suited to women who are exiting inpatient mental health units, who may benefit from supported accommodation and linkages to local health services to assist and support with their recovery. Staff are on site 24/7 and the Foundation operates a weekly on site clinic with St Vincent’s Hospital Mental Health Service (local health provider). Transitional Housing: In Partnership with St George Community Housing, B Miles Women’s Foundation operates close to 20 Transitional Housing properties across inner Sydney. Individual women sign leases for the properties, seeing them have access to safe and secure housing, while our outreach team meet with the woman weekly to provide case management and support to assist with mental health recovery and to secure long term affordable housing. Outreach Team: The Foundation has a team of Case Managers who provide support to women who are currently housed but referred to us for support to prevent an episode of homelessness. Clinical Support Program: The Foundation engages a Clinical Psychologist who provides psycho-education groups to assist and support women with recovery from mental ill health.

Action Foundation for Mental Health Inc

0438 271 570

www.actionfoundation.org.au

Psychosocial programs and advocacy, based at Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing Hub, Hercules Street, Chatswood on the Lower North Shore, Sydney.

Blue Knot Foundation

02 8920 3611

www.blueknot.org.au

Blue Knot Foundation is the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma improving the lives of 1 in 4 adult Australians (five million) who have experienced child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events. This is known as complex trauma. Blue Knot Foundation is a policy and practice leader in both clinical and trauma-informed responses to complex trauma. We provide short term phone counselling support, information, resources, tools and workshops to help survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones live better lives. Blue Knot Foundation also provides professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services to practitioners, organisations and divers personnel who work with survivors across sectors.

Noffs Foundation

02 9305 6600 or 1800 151 045

www.noffs.org.au

The Noffs Foundation is one of Australia’s leading youth services providers and an advocate for best practice in drug and alcohol prevention and treatment.  It was founded in 1970 by the great Australian humanitarian Reverend Ted Noffs to provide essential services for young people who experience drug and alcohol problems.  Noffs has pioneered new community outreach initiatives called the Street Universities including the opening of free educational, artistic and recreational centres to support young people who are homeless, using drugs, involved with crime or simply need someone to talk to. Other services include residential and day programs, individual and group counselling and training.

Being – Mental Health & Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group

02 9332 0200

www.being.org.au

Being is the independent NSW peak organisation for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress. Our focus is on ensuring that the voices of people with mental health issues and emotional distress are heard and respected by decision-makers, service providers, and the community. We provide advice to the mental health sector based on people’s views, and their experiences of the ways mental health services are delivered. We are a values-based organisation whose work is underpinned by recovery-oriented principles, including respect, social justice, transparency, and a belief that recovery is possible for every individual.

Weave Youth and Community Services

02 9318 0539

www.weave.org.au

Weave is a not for profit community organization that provides a range of direct support services to disadvantaged children, young people, women, families, and Aboriginal people of all ages, who live primarily in the old South Sydney Local Government Area as well as the City of Sydney, Maroubra/La Perouse and Inner West regions. We partner with the community to help create long term change, to influence government policy and to contribute to better outcomes for those who are most marginalized. We rely on good evidence to guide our work and have improved our data collection systems to help us track the work and most importantly the results. A particular focus of our work is on providing opportunities for Aboriginal young people, who represent the largest group using our services (70%). We employ a number of Aboriginal workers across all our programs.

Community Links

02 4683 2776

www.communitylinks.org.au

Family Support Service including Casework, Youthwork, Groupwork, Allied Health, NDIS and Mental Health Programs and Clinicians.

Wellways Australia

02 6246 7100

www.wellways.org

Wellways Australia Limited is a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability support organisation with services spanning mental health, disability and community care, and reach thousands of people each year. We work with a diverse range of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities, and their families, friends and carers, to bring about positive change and build good lives in their communities. This can include creating a home, securing a job and building meaningful relationships.

Our mental health, disability and rehabilitation services bring together evidence from research with an understanding of people’s lived experience—what works for them. Our mental health workforce includes clinicians, nurses, community support workers and ‘peers’—those who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery. Together, they create an environment that focuses on hope rather than illness.

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

1300 566 525

www.kookaburrakids.org.au

Kookaburra Kids supports children aged 8-18 who live with a family member, usually their parent, affected by mental illness. Our purpose is to deliver life-changing outcomes that positively impact their lives. We provide early intervention and mental health education in a fun way through our camp and activity programs. We facilitate unforgettable experiences for children giving them a break from their caring roles and a safe environment to share their experiences with children living in similar circumstances and build a peer support network. We help children learn coping skills and build resilience, to manage their home lives and reduce vulnerability. As they reach school leaving age, we provide support and mentoring to help them into tertiary studies and/or employment. It is our philosophy that all children affected by family members with a mental illness deserve to be supported, to be valued and provided the opportunity to reach their potential.

WayAhead Mental Health Association

02 9339 6000

www.wayahead.org.au

We strive towards a community that embraces and maintains the best possible mental health and wellbeing for all people and we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We provide a range of services and advocacy, information and support to individuals, families, carers and other service agencies in order to improve and facilitate better outcomes for people with lived experience and those who care for them.

breakthru

1800 767 212

www.breakthru.org.au

breakthru is a for purpose enterprise which has worked with 1000’s of Australians over the past 25 years to access the services they need to live their best life.

Club Speranza

02 9908 1233

www.facebook.com/clubsperanza/

Mental health and suicide prevention advocate with more than 30 years experience.