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New Horizons

1300 726 372

www.newhorizons.org.au

Since forming one of the world’s first social enterprises in 1967, New Horizons has supported tens of thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australian’s to enhance their wellbeing. With expertise spanning Aged Care, Disability, Employment, Homelessness, Justice, Indigenous, Mental Health and Youth, New Horizons offers a diverse range of Advice, Personal Care and Home Supports, including: – Coordination of Supports – Plan Management – Live-stage and Transition Planning – Behavioural and Clinical Support – Counselling – Independence and Skills Building – Support for Daily Living – Self Care and Personal Care – Supported Independent Living – Specialist Disability & Mental Health Accommodation – Group and Shared Living – Home Maintenance – Community Access & Participation New Horizons operates in every community along the east coast between Sydney and Tweed Heads. If you or someone you know requires support to live a full live and improve wellbeing, contact us today.

Independent Community Living Australia

02 9281 3338

www.icla.org.au

With over 30 years’ experience in mental health and disability support Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) understands the importance of flexible support which gives you real choice and control. Anything is possible when you partner with us. We provide a range of services that can be tailored to meet your goals. Our services are person centered ensuring you receive support as individual as you are. We work with your strengths, values and goals, whatever they may be.

HOME in Queanbeyan

02 6284 2409

www.homeinqueanbeyan.org

HOME provides 24 hour supported accommodation for people living with a mental illness.

Justice Action

02 928 3123

www.justiceaction.org.au

Justice Action (JA) represents people locked in Australian prisons and hospitals, defending human rights in the hardest places. JA believes that a positive change in Australia’s criminal justice and mental health systems requires these voices to be respected and embraced as part of the solution. JA aims to improve the social and mental health of prisoners and involuntary patients by providing prisoner, mental health and court support. It also engages in policy development, initiates campaigns and liaises with stakeholders.

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.

Melissa Roberts Foundation

0425 334 244

www.melissarobertsfoundation.org.au

“In particular, the MRF provides a service that supports, informs, trains and educates people who are disempowered by their lived experience of hearing voices, paranoia and childhood trauma, thereby enhancing their pathway to recovery. Our service extends to carers and family, mental health organisations, health workers and professionals, educational institutions and the general community.”

Being – Mental Health Consumers

1300 234 640

www.being.org.au

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is the independent peak organisation representing the views and experiences of people who live with mental health issues in NSW. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people living with mental health issues are heard by decision makers, service providers and the community, and recognised for the valuable expertise they bring to service and system reform.

The Disability Trust

02 4255 8000

www.disabilitytrust.org.au

The Disability Trust is committed to providing highly professional care and support to people with disabilities and their families. Based in regional NSW and the ACT, The Disability Trust provides a wide range of services to residents from Sydney in the north to the Victorian border. The Disability Trust has its roots firmly in the community, having been established in 1974 to help children with disabilities and their families in the Illawarra. In recent years we have grown substantially, and now have approximately 1400 permanent and casual staff providing care for more than 4000 clients.

Stride Mental Health

1300 00 1907

www.stride.com.au

Everyone has a story when it comes to mental health. As a leading mental health charity, we’re here for every chapter – helping anyone experiencing a mental health concern start their journey to recovery. Our range of mental health services offer you specialist support, practical advice and someone to talk to.

FND Australia Support services – Functional Neurological Disorder

www.fndaus.org.au

FND Australia Support services was created to unite people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder [FND]/Conversion Disorder [CD]. Our website was just the beginning of what was the first non-profit patient advocacy organization for those with functional symptoms. Content for www.fndaus.org.au is written by patients, caregivers, and doctors/researchers who come together to promote better treatment and care for FND patients.

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.

Careseekers

1300 765 465

www.careseekers.com.au

Careseekers is a digital platform that links individuals and families to care and support workers. Promoting choice and control over care and support, and work opportunities for care and support workers. The platform is easy to use and supports individuals to find and communicate with workers, create contracts and pay workers.

However, Careseekers is “ more than just a platform” and the friendly customer support team is there to help connect individuals and families with care and support workers, especially those who are less tech savvy. Careseekers is built on the idea that technology should be an enabler, not a roadblock, to connecting individuals and families with care and support workers.