Our History

2010 was the 25th anniversary of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW.

This milestone was celebrated with special events and the launch of new publications, including:

From Seed to Sunflower: A History of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

From Seed to Sunflower: A History of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW 1985-2010

This 84-page book outlines the strains, stresses and successes of a non-government organisation which has grown from a small committed group, founded in 1985, fitting in voluntary service in spare moments, to a statewide organisation with over 200 staff and 450 volunteers providing a wide range of professional services, often in partnership with local communities. It charts government policy towards the mental health sector over the past 25 years, and the changes in media representation and community understanding of people with mental illnesses. $20 plus postage and handling. Click here for an order form or contact Pam Bruce on (02) 9879 2600 or pam@carerassist.org.au to order a copy.

Turning Points: inspirational stories and advice for carers of people with schizophrenia

Turning points: Inspirational stories of families living with schizophrenia and practical advice for carers

Turning Points is a resource booklet for carers, family and friends of people living with schizophrenia. It tells the inspirational stories of people caring for a loved one diagnosed with schizophrenia in an effort to share experiences and insights with others who find themselves in a similar situation. It also includes a resource section providing additional information and support.

Click here to download the booklet as a PDF, or to obtain a copy, contact the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW on (02) 9879 2600 or Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd on (02) 9325 4444.