The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in a range of projects and activities across the four areas of its operation in research, community education, advocacy and networking. The Centre's objectives are to: Conduct and encourage research into the causes of poverty and inequity in society, especially with regard to youth and Indigenous Australians.Promote teaching that supports awareness, understanding and action in the areas of justice and community issues.Promote experiential learning activities through organised and reflective immersion programs in Australia and internationally.Encourage the development of skills in advocacy and social action.Facilitate liaison and networking opportunities amongst agencies involved in social justice and community education activities.
The Australian Mental Health Suicide Consumer - Alliance Inc. operates under the name of Club SPERANZA. It is the first Australian suicide consumer alliance and was established in 1994. It is the foremost advocate in Australia for consumers - carers - survivors and service professionals on issues of suicide and self-aided death.
Andrew Dikha is the principal solicitor ofCity Legal Solicitors. City Legal Solicitors practice in the following areas:- Conveyancing- Sale and Purchase of Real property and Businesses - Residential and Commercial Leasing - Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle Accident Claims - Workers Compensation - Criminal law - Relationship law - Commercial Litigation - Wills and Probate - Victims of Crime Compensation
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Human Services NSW (www.humanservices.nsw.gov.au). We provide support and services to more than 1 million older people, people with disabilities and their carers in NSW. In 2008-09 the Department had a total budget of $2 billion and employed more than 12,000 staff.
Creative Youth Initiatives (CYI) provides young people with creative opportunities, with the aim of building self esteem, improving communication skills and providing positive learning experiences and educational qualifications. The programs are Centrelink approved and often supported by TAFE Outreach. CYI is well equipped for most art and music challenges and encourages students to be involved in community arts and performance. Short courses are also available at CYI such as creative writing, photography, drama and graphic design. Students are provided with access to information about a range of pertinent issues, including substance abuse, sexuality, goal-setting, dealing with feelings, assertiveness, working with others, health and training opportunities. At the same time, students can receive support as they deal with housing issues, Centrelink, mental health, abuse, and drug and alcohol misuse. Referrals can also be made to specialist services.
CAN Mental Health is a not-for-profit organisation championing recovery for mental health consumers. With strong peer input and leadership, CAN provides an insightful approach to the provision of mental health services.