Wesley Mission provides a vast array of services to the disadvantaged in our community, with focussed programs for those who experience mental health difficulties. The role of Mental Health Support Services in Wesley Mission is to continue to advance standards of service delivery to clients with mental health difficulties, to increase referral pathways for our client groups, to increase collaboration in order to achieve better outcomes for clients many with complex co morbid presentations.
WAYS (Waverley Action for Youth Services Inc) is an iconic, not-for-profit, community organisation providing a range of education and support services to young people and their families across the Eastern, Inner and Southern suburbs of Sydney and has been doing so since 1979.
Their mission is to work with young people aged 9 to 25 years and create positive future pathways.
WAYS offers an integrated model of service delivery with a team of supportive, committed staff. Our services include recreation, education and training, case management, counselling, health promotion and clinical services.
Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is a community legal centre providing free legal advice, casework and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Randwick and Botany Bay local government areas of New South Wales.
We specialise in discrimination law and provide advice New South Wales wide on discrimination problems.
We are part of the Law Faculty of UNSW Australia and run innovative clinical legal education courses where law students analyse the operation of the legal system by working with disadvantaged clients of the Centre. Students at KLC are encouraged to think critically about the law and the legal system while assisting real clients and working on projects.
The primary focus of Noffs services is socially disadvantaged and disconnected young people and those from indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds. Our particular expertise is in the treatment of young people with drug and alcohol problems and in particular those with comorbid mental health issues. While focussed on young people, Noffs involves the whole community by organising and promoting events to create shared experiences, open pathways for dialogue and enhance the sense of social inclusion.
All Noffs services emphasise the use of multi-dimensional approaches to engage and maintain positive relationships with young people. These approaches include the creation of welcoming and safe social spaces, inclusion of young people in decision-making and planning processes, catering for social and cultural diversity, collaboration with a range of other specialist services and a focus on problem solving. All of our services are based on leading research and are continually evaluated.
UnitingCare Children Young People and Families formed in July 2006 through the integration of four agencies within UnitingCare NSW/ACT. The coming together of these agencies was a great step forward in providing a continuum of services to children, young people and their families throughout NSW/ACT. UnitingCare Burnside - concern for social justice and the needs of people who are disadvantaged are based on Christian values which inform the way we serve and represent people and communities. All of Burnside's services are inclusive and based on achieving just, safe, nurturing and healthy life experiences for children, young people and families. We aim to protect children from abuse and neglect by breaking the cycles of disadvantage and building on strengths. Our out-of-home care services provide children and young people who cannot live with their families with saafe and stabel environments where they can flourish.
The Centre is a service for women, providing:"counselling"information"groups"support We are committed to providing a service which supports the psychological and emotional well-being of women, recognising the social, environmental, economic, physical and cultural factors which affect women's health.
Parramatta Mission has been providing services to people who are homeless, people facing crisis and people living with mental illness for over 40 years. The Mission’s broader history can be traced back to the opening of the first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the current head office site in 1821. Parramatta Mission’s expansive community programs were born out of the early Wesleyan’s ethos of outreach, community and inclusiveness.
Today, Parramatta Mission is one of the largest providers of community mental health services in New South Wales, as well as one of the largest providers of community services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Sydney.