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.
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."
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
Parramatta Mission provides vital services to the community throughout Sydney's west. Our aim is to provide relevant and practical support programs that interlock with the life of our vibrant and diverse city. By responding to the needs of people in crisis with empathy and understanding, community spirit is upheld, social justice is promoted and opportunities for change and acceptance are created. For over twenty years the Mission's driving focus has been to create a caring and healthy community through the instigation of practical and supportive programs.