The Samaritans Foundation was established in 1984 and is one of the largest regional organisations within Australia stretching across the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast Regions. The organisation's overall mission is to provide unconditional support to disadvantaged people and to promote social and economic policies that promote social inclusion, social justice and the quality of life of individuals, families, groups and general community. The Samaritans Foundation believes that people presently experiencing disadvantage have the right, equally with others, to fully participate in and contribute to community life by promoting acceptance, justice, reconciliation, peace and dignity for all people.
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
The services can be accessed through headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.
The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
Vision: To enable full participation within a diverse and inclusive community.
Mission: To work in the community with people with a mental health issue or psychosocial disability, their families and carers to provide recovery orientated supports and resources.
What we value: Hopes and dreams, people focus and individual strengths, inclusion, partnership, diversity and recovery journeys.
Reconnect Mental Health is a service that is committed to providing young people and families with the support they need to help restore healthy relations within the family and wider community. In providing this service we work with young people, 12-18 years old, and their families where the young person has recently left home or is at risk of early home leaving, and where there are mental health concerns.
Reconnect Mental Health is also committed to developing community capacity through offering education and training; consultancy and support; and mental health information and resources.
Reconnect is a Commonwealth Government initiative to prevent youth homelessness, and is auspiced by The Salvation Army- Oasis Youth Support Network.
Founded in 1955, PRA is one of the State's larger providers of recovery based psychosocial support services for people with mental health problems and disorders. PRA is dedicated to enhancing opportunity, satisfaction and choice for people with social disadvantage and mental distress to live, learn and work in the community. Our psychosocial philosophy promotes recovery, dignity and respect.
The Physical Disability Council of New South Wales Inc (PDCN) provides a state-wide voice for people with a physical disability. We aim to secure equal rights for people with disability. We participate in networks to build better links between people with a physical disability, their families and organisations. Whenever there are discussions involving service providers, decision makers in government, the communities in which we live or in business, we believe there should be nothing about us without us."
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.
The Peer Support Foundation is dedicated to providing dynamic peer led learning programs that foster the physical, social and mental well being of young people and their community. Peer led learning programs allow young people to:"Develop skills in cooperative learning"Investigate together issues they feel adults may not relate to"Develop effective ways to deal with their life experiences"Explore ways in which other people deal with similar experiences"Become better leaders