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.
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."
Official Visitors are appointed by the NSW Minister for Health to visit people in mental health inpatient facilities in NSW and are available to assist consumers on community treatment orders.
Official Visitors are independent from the health system and come from the community from a range of cultural, professional and personal backgrounds.
They aim to safeguard standards of treatment and care, and advocate for the rights and dignity of people being treated under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
They make regular visits to all inpatient psychiatric facilities across NSW, they talk to patients, inspect records and registers, and report on the standard of facilities and services. They liaise with staff about any issues or concerns and report any problems to the Principal Official Visitor and/or the Minister for Health.
NSW RAPE CRISIS CENTRE Working Against Sexual Violence ' NSW RCC Accepts Indigenous Rights in Australia NSW Rape Crisis Centre provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling to anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence, and trauma counselling for women who were sexually assaulted when they were children.