Suicide Prevention Australia was established in 1992, It is a national public health organisation incorporated in NSW and is a membership association and a registered charity. SPA hosts the Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference in Australia and is funded from time to time to support this role by the LIFE Framework, Australia's National Suicide Prevention Strategy. SPA's achievements include a number of research projects. For example, SPA wrote Australia's first media guidelines for suicide prevention in Achieving the Balance. More recently, SPA is involved in a capacity building program with other agencies called Community LIFE.
S.T.E.P.S. is a government funded program that has been assisting people with mental illness & mental health issues with counselling, training and obtaining employment. The program is managed by Sydney Counselling Centre (SCC). SCC staff includes a team of clinical psychologists, psychologists and employment counsellors who have been working in this industry for many years.
Stepping Out is a community-based organisation run by women for women survivors of child sexual assault and their children. Stepping Out aims to create a safe, supportive and respectful environment where women can develop confidence, increase self-esteem and are able to make positive decisions about their future based on their own needs and beliefs. Stepping Out services are available to any woman affected by child sexual assault who is:"18 years and over;"Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;"Able to manage semi-independent living (with assistance from carers if appropriate); and"Wanting to address issues of child sexual assault.
The St Vincent de Paul Society provides a range of mental health programs in New South Wales. Group social recreation centres are located in Lewisham, Como and the Illawarra. Compeer, our award winning mental health friendship program, has branches in the Central Coast, Chatswood, Blacktown, Lewisham, Griffith, Albury, Illawarra-Shoalhaven and Macarthur-Wingecarribee areas. For more information on these services, please contact details below.
We exist to protect the vulnerable Victorians in our community – a child suffering from abuse, a homeless young person, a woman escaping domestic violence, an impoverished couple unable to feed their family – people who desperately need help. We protect over 80,000 Victorians all across the state, each and every year.
With a range of direct services, we help people to overcome their immediate crises.These services include foster care, emergency relief, food and material aid, crisis accommodation, care for children with disabilities, assistance for victims of abuse, violence and neglect, and short-term housing. We’re also dedicated to empowering and educating Victorians, to provide them with access to brighter futures and better tomorrows. Our focus on long-term benefits includes family and financial counselling, parenting advice and support, training programs, assistance with addiction, and advocacy. We believe in and respect the value of all people, irrespective of their individual circumstances or beliefs. Everything we do is done to protect, prevent and empower disadvantaged Victorian children, young people and families.
St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of health and community services, with 14 hospitals, a community hospice, pathology and outreach services throughout Australia and in Christchurch, New Zealand. St John of God Health Care operates three psychiatric/drug and alcohol service hospitals: St John of God Pinelodge Clinic in Dandenong, Victoria; and St John of God Hospital, Richmond, and St John of God Hospital, Burwood, in Sydney, New South Wales. All hospitals provide a comprehensive suite of inpatient and day patient programs. In addition, the group provides a range of mental health outreach programs including Casa Venegas, a Sydney service supporting homeless people with mental health problems; Raphael Centres in Victoria and Western Australia, which provide support for women and families experiencing peri-natal anxiety or depression; and community counselling centres in Ballarat, Victoria, and Fremantle, Western Australia.