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.
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."
Welcome to the NSWNA website. The New South Wales Nurses' Association (NSWNA) is the registered union for all nurses in New South Wales. The Association represents the industrial interest of nurses employed under all awards and agreements registered in this State in both the public and private sectors. Its role is to protect the interests of nurses and the nursing profession.
Through quality education and training enable improvements to the mental health and wellbeing of people in NSW and beyond and the lives of those who work with them.
We offer education and training for: psychiatrists, general practitioners, mental health professionals, people who use mental health services, carers of people with mental health problems, staff of community managed organisations and members of the community.
We also offer extensive experience in mental health project management and development of customised training, specifically tailored to meet the training needs of organisations.