The Manly Drug Education & Counselling Centre (MDECC) is a non-government organisation situated on Sydney's Northern Beaches. MDECC offers a range of programs aimed at reducing drug-related harm to young people, their families, and the community. These programs include health promotion, targeted intervention, and counselling/treatment programs. Mental health promotion is integrated across all program areas at MDECC.
Mai-Wel Group is the largest disability service provider in the Lower Hunter area and has been in operation for the past 50 years. The Organisation provides support and training for a diverse group of more than 500 people with a disability. Services are provided for people with a wide range of disabilities and include: DEEWR funded Disability Employment Services Programs, DEEWR funded Innovation Project aimed at improving the osical and economic participation of people with a disability, FACHSIA funded Business Enterprises, ADHS funded Transition to Work and Community Participation Programs, ADHC funded supported residential living, respite services, day programs and accommodation support programs.
MDS envisions a world where people with a disability participated fully in society and were valued and empowered to realise their potential.’ Through providing a range of services, activities and connections to a wide demographic of people including:
People with a disability
People with a mental illness
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
They offer several specialized services, including 24-hour telephone crisis counselling, online crisis support chat and affordable personal counselling (face-to-face).
Life Without Barriers are a not-for-profit organisation working in more than 300 communities across Australia. Our services currently support just over 11,500 people living in their own homes or in residential houses that we manage.
We deliver services in the areas of disability, out-of-home care, aged care, mental health and support for refugee and asylum seekers. We also provide services to homeless people and to youth involved with the justice system.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community mental health organisations in New South Wales. Our vision is that people with lived experience are the drivers of positive change in all mental health services and mental health reforms. Our purpose is to build the capacity and ability of community organisations to support people on their recovery journeys.
Kedesh Rehabilitation Services (KRS) is a non-government, non-profit, charitable community based organisation. KRS exists to facilitate positive growth through the empowerment of people affected by co-occurring substance use and mental illness.
Our programs are designed to address the psychological aspects of addiction and are based on the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Treatment involves individual counselling, case management, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups and activities.
KRS provides treatment services in Sydney and the Illawarra.
Interchange respite Care NSW Inc offers no direct service to people with disabilities. Its clients are the service providers. It directs potential clients and volunteers to the respite service in their area. Community based respite care includes recreation and leisure activities as Peer Support.Interchange NSW convenes interagency meetings quarterly for peer support/recreation workers, for education, support and information exchange. It also holds state and regional conferences, orientation and in services education for service providers. Please ring for more information.