Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2013 12 - 18 May
The focus is of SAW 2013 is again on the physical health of people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. This is an area of enormous need: by way of illustration, the life expectancy of people living with a severe mental illness has been shown by research to be as great as 25 years less than that of the general population. This is unacceptable, particularly as many of the disease processes that lead to this greatly decreased life expectancy could be treated or even prevented with appropriate health promotion and improved use of health care services.
Information Kits for display in public places
We prepare Information Kits for Schizophrenia Awareness Week containing posters and brochures for display in libraries, health centres, neighbourhood centres, GP offices and other venues where people will see them and learn a bit about schizophrenia. The theme for this year is the physical health of people with mental illness and we have a wealth of information that people can access through our websites.
If you would like a kit to display at your venue please fill in the Join SAW Mailing List online form.
Annual SAW Symposium - 18 May 2013
Theme: Partnerships in Recovery
A day of fascinating, up-to-date information on the latest developments in research and treatment of schizophrenia. See the SAW Symposium 2012 Report below to see the quality and variety of guest speakers we had last year. Venue will again be the Ariel Centre, UTS.
Come along to learn from some informative and inspirational speakers. Includes keynote speaker Robin Cunningham MBA (Co-founder Cure Alliance for Mental Illness USA), updates from the NSW Mental Health Commission, as well as a talk on the association between mental illness and diabetes
Click here for the 2013 Flyer, Prices, Keynote Speaker, Registration Forms
Parliamentary Lunch - 29 May 2013 (a sitting day)
This will be hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Mental Illness and will feature an interesting guest speaker. More info and a booking form will be available soon....
Annual Poetry and Photography Competition
Launched in Awareness Week and awarded in Mental Health Month (October 2013), this very popular competition for people living with mental illness and their family members gets bigger every year. Go to left menu for more info...
Events will be happening all over Australia during Schizophrenia Awareness Week
We will be adding to this list on an ongoing basis, so come back regularly.
We will also add NSW events to our Facebook page, so you could LIKE SFNSW at www.facebook.com/SFNSW to keep advised.
View or Print the Event List as at 13 May 2013
Click the posters below to view the flyers for NSW local events