About Us

Recovery Services is a key division within the Schizophrenia Fellowship of New South Wales, and is committed to improving the quality of life of people living with mental illness, their carers and families. 

Recovery Services began its life as Sunflower Services, providing the Job Network (DEN) and Personal Support (PSP) programs which delivered one-on-one support to help people with a mental illness deal with issues that were holding them back from work, education or training. Pioneer Clubhouse was part of the Sunflower Services branch; Pioneer Clubhouse has been open and operational for over 15 years. 

In 2007 an opportunity to support more consumers was presented with the implementation of the Day 2 Day Living in the Community Program (D2DL) and the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMS) and these services were introduced and set up in metro and regional areas across NSW and thus began the re-growth of Recovery Services. 

Since then NOUS, New Moves Living Well Program, Recovery and Resources Services Program (RRSP) and Disability Employment Service (DES), Sunflower Centre Hunter Region and Sunflower Health Services have evolved and expanded to make up the variety of services offered through Recovery Services.

Funding 

Recovery Services funding varies with each individual service within the division 

  • D2DL - The Support for Day to Day Living Program in the Community is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Health and Aging.
  • PHaMs - The Personal Helpers and Mentors Programs are funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
  • E-PHaMs - The Personal Helpers and Mentors Employment Service is funded by
    the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
  • RRSP -The Resource and Recovery Program is funded by the Centre for Mental Health, NSW Health Department.
  • DES – Ostara Disability Employment Services is funded by the Federal Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  • NOUS is funded by the North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service (NSCCAHS)
  • Sunflower Centre Hunter Region is funded by NSW Health.