Northern Beaches’ Mental Health Support Group is a group that provides members with practical strategies for coping with all mental health issues. Besides holding support groups and helping others the Support Group provides support for those facing difficulties. The Group aims to educate the community about mental illness, focus on primary preventative strategies, research community needs and lobbies for services, advocating for individuals and the group.
To challenge our processes and recognise new initiatives. To consistently achieve our goals of integrity, honesty and continuous improvement in all that we say and do. To treat all people with respect and strive to understand their needs within the community.
Organisation for the community services sector in the Blue Mountains. At MCRN we offer the local community sector the following services:
- deliver news to the sector through this website, Twitter, Facebook and a weekly eBulletin.
Hold Homelessness Prevention & Early (HOPE) Intervention Interagency, Mountains Multicultural Interagency (MMI) and Mental Health & Wellbeing Interagency.
Advocacy on Equity and Social Justice Issues - working on behalf of organisations, community groups and individuals, we advocate in the wider political arena.
Representation - we represent the local community sector on various forums including Stronger Families Alliance (SFA), Community Care Forum, the Coalition Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA), and the Neighbourhood Centre Manager’s group.
Support and Training - we also offer a variety of support services and training to our Members.
Auspicing of Unfunded Groups - support unfunded and/or unincorporated community groups and social justice campaigns.
Support for Diversty - actively support community development initiatives that celebrate diversity within our community.
Established nearly 40 years ago, Mind Australia is a leading non-government provider of mental health and psychosocial disability support services with over 60 service sites throughout Australia.We have a range of services, both residential and out in the community, allowing us to respond to the variety of people's support needs. These include:
helplines that provide information, guidance and referrals
outreach support services that provide 1-to-1 practical help and motivational support
care coordination for those who need a lot of different health and social services
residential programs that provide a safe, supportive environment in which to work more intensively on recovery (both youth and adult-oriented services)
psychological counselling and therapy
group activities that offer social connection and mutual support
courses and workshops for skill building and helping people learn how to manage their health and wellbeing
online forums where peers can share their insights and support each other, and
support for families and carers so they can have some respite from the demands of caring.
Mid Western CAG Inc manage the O'Brien Centre as a volunteer group, for us, by us. Located on Bloomfield Hospital grounds off Huntley Road, the O'Brien Centre is a dedicated place for consumers (that is people living with a mental illness), their carers, family and friends to meet and socialise. We are open to the community on Thursdays and other selected days. Our kitchen will seat up to forty people and the cooking roster is shared among the regular consumers. We have a varied menu each week. Patrons are requested to donate $2 for the day which includes morning tea, lunch and transportation if needed.
Formed in 1932, the Mental Health Association (MHA) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-party political community organisation and charity. Our mission is to promote opportunities for the people of NSW to achieve their optimal level of mental health through providing information services, education, mutual support and advocacy. The MHA's main activities are:"The Mental Health Information Service and Resource Centre"Publication of the Way Ahead Directory of Mental Health Resources"Mental Health promotion, including co-ordination of National Mental Health Week (NSW), in October each year"Provision of support groups including Depression and Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders."Advocacy on mental health issues"Membership services, including publication of a quarterly magazine for members, Mental Health Matters.
The Multicultural Disability Association (MDAA) is a statewide advocacy service for people from non-English speaking background (NESB) with a disability. It aims to promote, protect and secure the rights and interests of people from NESB with a disability and their families and carers. MDAA provides:"Individual and systemic advocacy on behalf of people from NESB with a disability and their families and carers."Information on issues relating to disability and ethnicity"Training and education to people from NESB with a disability, their families and carers, the government and non-government sectors.