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Mental Health Carers NSW

02 9332 0777

www.mentalhealthcarersnsw.org

Mental Health Carers NSW (MHCN) is a systemic advocacy body. As the peak body for mental health carers in NSW, MHCN represents the interests of mental health carers in NSW. MHCN regularly consults with carers across NSW to gain information on their opinions and experiences with the mental health system. MHCN uses the information gained in these consultations to provide feedback on policies and services on behalf of carers to the NSW Ministry of Health and to other government bodies.

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.

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.

One Door Mental Health

9879 2600 or 1800 843 539

www.onedoor.org.au

One Door Mental Health is a leading mental health service provider specialising in supporting people with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder. For more than 30 years, One Door has designed and delivered expert mental health programs. Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything we do. Through One Door, people living with mental illness and their families can find an inclusive community, innovative services and advocacy support. The majority of our team have lived experience giving us unmatched expertise in mental health. Our community creates a safe place that connects people. The services we offer are supported by many years of experience making us the NDIS mental health experts. And our advocacy work is putting an end to stigma and makes people with mental health issues and their carers and families voices stronger every day.

Jewish House Limited

02 9386 0770

www.jewishhouse.org.au

It is our mission to improve the well-being and independence of people in crisis by ensuring the best possible outcomes for each person through the highest standard of support and care. Through professional care, delivered in a humane and dignified manner, we reintegrate clients back into the community with purpose and in a safe environment – improving their future and breaking the cycle of homelessness and future personal crisis.

Lou’s Place

02 9358 4553

www.lousplace.com.au

Lou’s Place is the only daytime refuge for women in Sydney. We’re a unique, community-based refuge for women in crisis, homeless, feeling isolated or needing support. Women can come to our terrace house in Kings Cross to rest, eat, shower, wash clothes and enjoy some company. Lou’s Place is warm, friendly and supportive; a place where women can feel safe and relax. We offer a range of activities and programs to build confidence, develop life skills and to have fun. Lou’s Place also offers critical frontline services for women confronting the issues of: homelessness, domestic violence, mental health and addiction. Our services include crisis intervention, ongoing case management, referrals and legal advice.

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.

Mind Australia

03 9455 7000

www.mindaustralia.org.au

Mind Australia Limited is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years. We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. This includes helping people with the things that make them feel strong and healthy, such as being in control of their life, being resilient and participating in their community. We also work with people to address poverty, housing, education and employment. It is an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life.

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network

1300 069 002

www.coordinare.org.au

COORDINARE works directly with GPs, other primary health care providers, secondary health care providers and hospitals to improve and better coordinate care across the local health system for patients requiring care from multiple providers or at risk of poor health outcome; and find innovative ways of building ‘one coordinated and sustainable health system’ which ensures improved health outcomes, better consumer experiences, enhanced provider satisfaction and increased value for money.

Parramatta Mission

02 9891 2277

www.parramattamission.org.au

Parramatta Mission provides services to assist people who may be homeless, at risk of homelessness, facing crisis or living with mental illness.

The Salvation Army Recovery Services

02 9466 3577

www.salvos.org.au

Alcohol, drugs, gambling and co-occurring mental health treatment services.

Flourish Australia

1300 779 270

www.flourishaustralia.org.au

Flourish Australia are the mental health charity for people with a lived experience, provided by people who have been there. Flourish Australia today is the result of a proud 60-year history. Known as RichmondPRA from 2012 to 2016, Flourish Australia’s origins stem from the successful amalgamation of two longstanding mental health organisations, the Richmond Fellowship of NSW and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia (PRA). Our mission of working together for optimal mental health and wellbeing is the continuance of the dedication of our founding organisations. We continue the legacy of recovery-oriented community support, a fundamental commitment to improving outcomes for people with a lived experience of a mental health issue, and the pursuit of independence and a contributing life. As an organisation we strive to ensure our professionalism and expertise are balanced by our personal connections. Flourish Australia reflects the good heart that everyone in this organisation has – they simply wouldn’t be here without it.