Grow is a community-based organisation that has helped thousands of Australians recover from mental illness through a unique program of mutual support and personal development. Grow was established in Sydney in 1957. Grow Groups meet weekly and vary in size from 3-10 members, and are run by seasoned ‘Growers’ who have taken a voluntary leadership role within the Group. Over the course of each meeting, the group engages in a series of group discussions, interactions, and readings that follow a structure and timetable to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, and meetings finish on time. It is free to participate in Grow programs. There are no assessments, no need for a diagnosis and no strict eligibility criteria..
CRC is the lead provider of specialist through-care, post-release, and re-integration programs for people transitioning from prison into the community in NSW. All CRC programs aim to reduce crime and break entrenched cycles of disadvantage, offending and imprisonment.
CO program covers people who live in the Wollongong LGA. The program supports frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers at home. Community services are provided to assist people with complex care needs to remain at home. These services are available to people of all cultural backgrounds. The program provides individual case management and service coordination to meet the specific needs of clients and their carers. Types of services available:"Comprehensive assessment"Information"Referral to services"Casse management"Service coordination"Brokerage funds to provide services for assessed needs which are not available through mainstream services Fees for service apply. Referrals can be made through any source.
The initial aim of CO AS IT was to assist in the settlement process of the large number of Italians who arrived in the post World War II period, as well as establishing Italian language programs within the community. CO AS IT offers specialist services by professionally trained Italian speaking social workers and psychologists in the area of the aged, youth, family, mental health, and drugs and alcohol. The CO AS IT Mental Health Program aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated mental health service that is specific to the cultural and linguistic needs of the Italian Community.
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.