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.
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.
"Carer Assist provides support services including direct provision of individual support, information, advocacy and peer support as well as education and training to build coping skills and resilience for families and carers. As a service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc., we are the selected non- government organisation to provide these services in three Area Health Services (Greater Southern, Hunter / New England, Sydney South West) as part of the Family and Carer Mental Health Program."
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, (previously known as Camp Kookaburra) was founded in 2002 by Dianne Madden who through personal experience identified the lack of support for children living in a family affected by mental illness.
All children who are affected by parents or other family members with a mental illness deserve to be supported, valued and provided the opportunity to strive toward their potential.
Our purpose is to provide intervention and education in a fun way through camp and activity programs. To facilitate unforgettable experiences for children giving them a break from their caring role and a safe environment to share their experiences with children living in similar situations. To deliver life changing outcomes that positively affect the lives of kids in Australia.