In this section you will find all of our free publications. Choose from the menu on the left.
You can also order additional resources and publications by downloading the PDF order form.
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Click here to download the booklet Turning Points: Inspirational stories of families living with schizophrenia and practical advice for carers.
New Moves: Targeting physical and mental well-being in people with mental illness
Health Issues Journal - Issue 108 (Summer 2012) Article: by SFNSW's own Katherine Gill
The New Moves program, developed by The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, specifically targets the physical health and recovery needs of people with a mental illness. New Moves engages participants in exercise activities that target cardiovascular fitness and strength training. Activities are performed in a group environment with peer support, which encourages social interaction and interpersonal skill development. By participating in the preparation of healthy meals and a variety of educational discussion topics, participants learn skills to manage their physical health and long term recovery better. Program evaluation has found significant benefits to physical health, social well-being and quality of life.
To read the full article
D2DL Stories Online Booklet
This document contains a snapshot of the diverse activities provided by Day to Day Living (D2DL) programs across Australia. D2DL is a structured activity program for people living with mental illness funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). Each snapshot is written by a D2DL participant and demonstrates the impact of the D2DL program in their life. D2DL participants give their consent to share their experience and the names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Each D2DL program is different with a range of centre based and community based activities. The D2DL program is available in over 60 locations around Australia, including through the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW. Ph 02 97892600 or go to http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/D2DL for more information.
Link to On-line Booklet - http://www.qldalliance.org.au/d2dl-stories-online-booklet
COPMI initiative for Dads (Apr 2012)
COPMI has created a suite of materials for dads who have (or their partner has) a mental illness to help them with their parenting. As men are often overlooked when it comes to parenting, this information speaks directly to ‘dad’. His input and influence in his child’s life shouldn’t be underestimated.
Web pages, online videos and information sheets with practical information, tips and stories under six themes have been produced to help dads be their best for their children.
- Parenting: Being a dad
- Understanding and managing mental illness
- Looking after your emotional wellbeing
- Looking after your physical wellbeing
- Partners in parenting
- Finding support
Developed and tested with consumers, carers and health professionals this information will soon be available on our redesigned website. These materials were produced with funding from the Australian Government and will be launched by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler MP mid April.
The campaign pack - to order this information email COPMI with your post details and you’ll be sent a pack including:
- Poster for work settings
- 25 x wallet cards to lead dads to the website
- 25 x 6 themed information sheets
- Mouse mat with tips for talking to patients/clients about parenting