The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW (SFNSW) Inc. is a non-profit, community based organisation working in the field of mental illness. The Schizophrenia Fellowship is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with schizophrenia, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area.
The Fellowship works to:
- Eliminate stigma and create a society that is understanding and accepting.
- Ensure that people with schizophrenia, and their carers and relatives, have access to information and appropriate services.
- Advocate on behalf of people with schizophrenia, their carers and relatives and mental health professionals, for better government policy in the areas of research, treatment, rehabilitation, housing and other relevant areas.
- Provide innovative programs and support. SFNSW has been instrumental in the development of the Mental Health Sports Network (MHSN). With board members of the Mental Health Sports Association (MHSA) retiring, SFNSW was approached to take over the day to day running of the MHSA and the formation of the MHSN.
PRA is delighted to be a foundation member of the new MHSN and grateful to SFNSW for supporting its creation.
Many PRA members via our centres and programs have previously participated in MHSA events. They report their enjoyment in participating and improving their self esteem, energy, fitness, skills and social confidence that spill over into other parts of their life. Via MHS many have reconnected with local community sports, found new and old friends and been inspired to take on new challenges. PRA looks forward to an exciting future with MHSN.
Founded in 1907, Aftercare is a not-for-profit organisation that provides an extensive range of programs and services to assist people who might be experiencing mental illness and intellectual disability to allow them to lead happy, fulfilling and independent lives. All programs and services are designed to improve the social and emotional well being of all our clients and participants, as well as those who care for them, including the specialist areas of aboriginal, multicultural and youth.
New Horizons has a long history of providing innovative services that support individuals and communities to enhance wellbeing. Since forming the world’s first social enterprise almost half a century ago, we’ve expanded the reach of our services to thousands of people in hundreds of communities in Australia. It’s the diversity of our skills and experience that helps us make a difference in people’s lives. When customers choose us, they’re choosing a provider that understands their unique goals and needs, and bring a wealth of knowledge to the table that few others can offer.
The Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office (MHDAO) is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Department of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health and the prevention and management of alcohol and drug related harm. The office also supports the maintenance of the mental health legislative framework.
Uniting Care Mental Health
Uniting Care Mental Health provides a wide range of services for people living with a mental illness, including their families and carers, and also aims to increase mental health literacy within communities. These services include community based mental health services, recreation and leisure services, telephone based crisis services and counseling services. Uniting Care Mental Health works in partnership with consumers and their families within a recovery model and encourages consumer participation in aspects of service delivery.
Department of Sport and Recreation
Sport and Recreation is part of Communities NSW which is an agency within the NSW Government, Australia. Sport and Recreation are committed to providing and facilitating sport and recreation services for the people of NSW.
Neami is a non-government mental health organisation that provides rehabilitation and recovery support to people with a serious mental illness who require assistance in areas of skill development, social contact and housing.