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.
The Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW Inc (CAPA NSW) is the largest professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in New South Wales. It is a non-profit organisation and a member association of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). All CAPA NSW members are required to meet its rigorous requirements for membership, and must be both experienced and qualified practitioners. Professional counselling usually refers to shorter-term treatment for a particular issue for an individual, couple or family. Psychotherapy usually refers to longer-term treatment for more complex issues with the aim of bringing about change at a fundamental level. Recognising the special needs of rural communities, CAPA NSW members provide counselling and therapy services across NSW. To assist members of the public to find a suitable practitioner, CAPA NSW provides a listing on its website of members by name, postcode, therapeutic specialty and languages spoken: www.capa.asn.au
"The Brown Nurses Ministry is committed to the service of people who are unable to access health care and welfare support.These are people who are disadvantaged, marginalised and often live in impoverished circumstances, suffering mental illness, the long-term consequences of drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness and dysfunctional families. Our service provides an integrated holistic model of care to enable our clients to remain at home and to live with a reasonable degree of dignity and security. Our in-home carers, who are registered nurses, supervise the health status and personal care of our clients. They offer domestic support and advocacy, if required.When needed and appropriate, our in-home carers exercise advocacy on behalf of our clients to ensure their rightful access to welfare and medical services.The care offered to our clients is one based on trust. It is a relational form of care in which our clients are assisted to live with hope and new directions in their lives. Our service is given free of charge, according to individual need and circumstances and regardless of religious affiliation."
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia is a charity that is releasing Australians from debt and poverty through professional debt counselling, practical services and financial education. CAP will help anyone who is facing hardship as a result of financial difficulty and all of CAP's services are provided free of charge. Our unique 'hands on' approach, involving visiting clients in their homes, empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime. The charity operates through a growing network of centres, each opened in partnership with a local church.
"Break Thru People Solutions is an Australian not for profit organisation and since 1992, has offered a range of free specialist employment programs to job seekers. As a free service, we also work closely with employers to find the right person for their job vacancies. Break Thru believes that the employment of people with disabilities and other disadvantages is not an act of charity, it is good business sense. Our staff work hard to support people looking for jobs to build skills and confidence that will assist them in securing real jobs."
CHESS (Coffs Harbour Employment Support Service) is a specialised employment service for people living with a psychiatric illness. It provides employment and vocational support for people living with a mental illness to re-enter the work force. CHESS is a federally funded community-based organisation providing free service to its clients. CHESS is an independent employment agency and has trained employment consultants who work with clients on a one-to-one basis. Its service is professional and seeks to support clients through the following work phases: job selection, obtaining work, and keeping a job. Clients are referred to CHESS via GPs, psychiatrists, mental health services, Centrelink, CRS, community health organisations, Employment National, job brokers, self-referrals, and concerned friends and family.