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.
Mai-Wel Group is the largest disability service provider in the Lower Hunter area and has been in operation for the past 50 years. The Organisation provides support and training for a diverse group of more than 500 people with a disability. Services are provided for people with a wide range of disabilities and include: DEEWR funded Disability Employment Services Programs, DEEWR funded Innovation Project aimed at improving the osical and economic participation of people with a disability, FACHSIA funded Business Enterprises, ADHS funded Transition to Work and Community Participation Programs, ADHC funded supported residential living, respite services, day programs and accommodation support programs.
MDS envisions a world where people with a disability participated fully in society and were valued and empowered to realise their potential.’ Through providing a range of services, activities and connections to a wide demographic of people including:
People with a disability
People with a mental illness
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
They offer several specialized services, including 24-hour telephone crisis counselling, online crisis support chat and affordable personal counselling (face-to-face).