The Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW Inc (CAPA NSW) is the largest professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in New South Wales. It is a non-profit organisation and a member association of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). All CAPA NSW members are required to meet its rigorous requirements for membership, and must be both experienced and qualified practitioners. Professional counselling usually refers to shorter-term treatment for a particular issue for an individual, couple or family. Psychotherapy usually refers to longer-term treatment for more complex issues with the aim of bringing about change at a fundamental level. Recognising the special needs of rural communities, CAPA NSW members provide counselling and therapy services across NSW. To assist members of the public to find a suitable practitioner, CAPA NSW provides a listing on its website of members by name, postcode, therapeutic specialty and languages spoken: www.capa.asn.au
"Carer Assist provides support services including direct provision of individual support, information, advocacy and peer support as well as education and training to build coping skills and resilience for families and carers. As a service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc., we are the selected non- government organisation to provide these services in three Area Health Services (Greater Southern, Hunter / New England, Sydney South West) as part of the Family and Carer Mental Health Program."
"Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged. We are the only statewide organisation that has carers as its primary focus. Carers NSW provides:"Information and referral"Carers information packages"Newsletters"Emotional support"Counselling"Library"Innovative service development"Training"Representation of carers' issues to government. Carers NSW also provides services to families and carers under the Family and Carer Mental Health Program funded by NSW Health. We provide carer support and training to improve carer's coping, knowledge and management skills and enhance carer's emotional wellbeing. We provide services to families and carers in South East Sydney Area Health Service, Greater Western Area Health Service and North Coast Area Health Service. We have office locations in Bulli, Nowra, Sydney, Wauchope, Coffs Harbour, Alstonville, Tweed Heads, Orange, Dubbo and Broken Hill."
"Castle Personnel helps people who have a disability and want to find a job in open employment. They assist people who have an intellectual, physical, neurological or psychiatric, acquired brain impairment, sight or hearing impairment disability. Castle has offices in Newcastle, Maitland, Singleton and Toronto. Staff help people who have a disability to decide what sort of job they want and how to find and keep a job."
"Based in Liverpool, CatholicCareAgeing, Dementia & Disability Care provides a range of services for people living with a mental illness across Southwest Sydney."20 Community Aged Packages (CACP's) specifically for people from a CALD background, who are financially disadvantaged and have a mental illness who live in the Bankstown, Fairfield & Liverpool Local Government areas."Community Options Programs, which offers Case Management and Brokerage for people with complex care needs and who are at risk of inappropriate residential placement. People with a mental illness or a dual diagnose who fit this criteria are eligible for this service. These programs also operate in Bankstown, Fairfield & Liverpool."The Neighbour Aid Program can match a volunteer visitor to people with a mental illness who are socially isolated in Bankstown, Fairfield & Liverpool. The Carer Support Program offers support and education as well as linking to carer support groups to people caring for someone with a mental illness in Bankstown, Fairfield & Liverpool."
"Catholic Healthcare has a strong and proud history of providing accommodation and delivering care and support to people of all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities for more than 20 years.
We always position our clients and their needs at the center of our operations and care programs.
With over 8,000 clients in NSW: serving 4,000 people in their own homes, housing 1,000 people in retirement living and supporting 2,350 people in residential care, we are preferred providers of a diverse range of services:
41 Residential aged care services; 9 Retirement communities; 2 Healthcare services; Home care packages; and
Privately operated in-home services.
Catholic Prison Ministry (CPM) responds to the issues faced by people affected by the criminal justice system: in court, in prison, in community corrections, in families, and in the wider community. We do this by encouraging personal and social change which promotes and maintains human dignity and the peace of the community.