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Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW provides a wide and varied range of services for Mental Health Consumers, Carers, Family and Friends of Consumers and Professionals.SFNSW  Client Handbook

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TRISS

Telephone Referral, Information and Support Service

Gladesville

(Head Office)

Anyone who calls in for information and support – consumers, carers, professionals

Information service staffed by trained volunteers

 

Outreach service for isolated consumers.

SFNSW Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Ph: 1800 985 944 or

Ph: (02) 9879 2600

 

Email: admin@sfnsw.org.au

Outreach Program

Outreach

Consumers/Carers eligible for Outreach

Telephone Outreach service for consumers/carers who may be isolated, living in regional areas or who require extra emotional support

SFNSW Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Ph: 1800 985 944 or

Ph: (02) 9879 2600

 

Email: admin@sfnsw.org.au

Carer Assist

 

Albury
Armidale

Bankstown
Campbelltown
Cooma
Goulburn
Griffith
Inverell
Moruya
Moss Vale
Muswellbrook
Newcastle
Tamworth
Taree
Wagga Wagga

Carers, Families and Friends caring for a person with a mental illness

Carer Assist provides services across the: Sydney, Southwest Sydney, Hunter New England, Murrumbidgee and Southern NSW Local Health Districts

Individual Advocacy, Support, Education, Training and Support groups for carers

www.carerassist.org.au

Carer Assist Main Line:
Ph: (02) 9816 5652 or
Ph: 1800 985 944

Carer Assist Offices:
Albury – 02 6021 5882
Armidale – 02 6772 3211

Bankstown-0297082670
Campbelltown – 02 4620 5255
Cooma – 02 6452 4075
Goulburn – 02 4822 3137
Griffith – 02 6962 3099
Inverell – 02 9879 2683
Moruya – 02 4474 0900
Moss Vale – 02 4868 2755
Muswellbrook – 0466 453 078
Newcastle – 02 4968 9268
Tamworth – 02 6761 3222
Taree – 02 6551 4333
Wagga Wagga – 02 6925 9399

Community

Development Program

Wagga Wagga

The Wagga Wagga community

Works with the local community to develop mental health knowledge and services

Based at Gurwood Street in Wagga Wagga.

Tel: 6925 9259

Helping Hands

Nowra

People living with or caring for people living with mental illness

Volunteer one on one support, home visits and group activities including Wellbeing Program Mon Thu 33 West St. Nowra

www.sfnsw.org.au/Helping-Handsor

www.helpinghands.asn.au

Ph 02 4423 4987

Hunter Community Development program

Sunflower Centre Newcastle

Anyone

Information and support, support groups, education program

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/Recovery-Sunflower-Centre-Hunter-Region

Ph: (02) 4968 1641

Hunter Forensic Program

 

Newcastle

Forensic clients Morriset Hospital

Volunteer support program community integration

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/Recovery-Sunflower-Centre-Hunter-Region

Ph: (02) 4968 1641

Mental Health Sports Network

(MHSN)

Gladesville office organises for the whole of NSW

Anyone with a mental illness

Network supporting groups and individuals to participate in sport and physical activity.

www.mhsn.org.au

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

New Moves

 

Gladesville and other sites as funding permits

Anyone with a mental illness

 

Carers

16 week physical health and healthy lifestyle program, trainer and peer educator

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Physical-Health/New-Moves

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

NOUS

 

Burwood

Open to carers and consumers, with preference given to those with a Greek or other CALD background

Individual advocacy, support group for carers, and community development & awareness.

Moving from Recovery Services to Respite Services – please type NOUS into the SFNSW search bar

Ph: (02) 9715 7215or

Ph: 1800 985 944

On Fire

 

Campbelltown
Hunter
S/E Sydney
Wagga Wagga

Young carers aged 8 – 17 years whose parents or siblings have mental health issues.

Can be referred by various agencies including schools and health services.

Can self-refer.

Regular Fun Days / Group Activities and also 2 x 2 day Camps. Peer Support, mental health Moving from& well-being groups.

www.onfire.org.au

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

Ostara Disability Employment

Services

 

Balgowlah
Bowral
Burwood
Camden
Campbelltown
Goulburn
Mona Vale
MossVale
North Ryde
Nowra
Shoalhaven
Wagga Wagga
Yass

People with a mental illness who are unemployed, working less than eight hours per week or employed but at risk of losing their employment due to their mental illness.

For people seeking employment or an increase in hours Ostara SFNSW provides assistance by improving job search skills and referring to suitable interviews.

For people already working, or placed into employment through the service, Ostara SFNSW provides post placement support to assist people to maintain their employment.

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/DES

www.ostara.org.au

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-d2dl

Personal Helpers and Mentors

(PHaMs)

 

Dubbo
Eurobodalla
Shoalhaven – Nowra & Ulladulla
Wagga Wagga
Bega-Cooma
Nowra

People with severe and persistent mental illness who pass the Eligibility Screening Test

Mentoring and supporting individuals in whatever way necessary to increase their functional independence and quality of life

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/Recovery-PHaMS

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or
Ph: 1800 985 944

http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/mental-health/programs-services

Personal Helpers and Mentors Employment Service

(E-PHaMs)

 

Southern NSW Coastal service (Illawarra to Narooma)

Camden- Campbelltown

Wagga Wagga/Albury

People with severe and persistent mental illness who pass the Eligibility Screening Test and who have a primary goal of employment

Mentoring and supporting individuals to increase their functional independence and quality of life , with a special focus ongaining and sustaining employment.

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/Recovery-PHaMS

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or
Ph: 1800 985 944

http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/mental-health/programs-services

Pioneer Clubhouse

 

Balgowlah

Membership is open to anyone with a history of mental illness, unless that person poses a significant and current threat to the general safety of the Clubhouse community.

Psychosocial and Vocational Rehabilitation Services including Work Day (Meaningful Activity), Employment and Education Supports, Social Activity and Advocacy.

www.pioneerclubhouse.org.au

Ph: (02) 9907 9999

Remind Education and Training

 

Gladesville

Anyone who needs to learn about mental illness

Mental health training for all sectors, clinical trainer in partnership with consumer and carer educators

www.remind.org.au

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

Resource and Recovery Support Program

(RRSP)

Wagga Wagga

Nowra

Any person with a history of mental illness and particularly those referred by local NSW Area Mental Health Service

Individual Case Management assisting individuals in whatever way necessary to increase their general community integration and participation

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/Recovery-RRSP

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

Respite Services

 

Albury
Bulli
Burwood
Gilgandra
Gladesville
North Head
Nowra
Dubbo
Wagga Wagga

Carers, families and friends caring for a person with a mental illness

Flexible Respite Services provide 1:1 or group support for carers/person with MI in home, the community or respite centre

www.respiteservices.org.au

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Freecall Ph: 1800 124 121

Sunflower Health Services

Burwood
Balgowlah
North Ryde

Any person on a low income living with or caring for someone living with a mental illness.

Bulk-billed psychology services for people on a low income.

Services are available at a modest fee for people whose income does not classify as low.

www.sunflowerhealthservices.org.au

Ph: (02) 9715 5022 (Inner West and City) or (02) 9907 6191 (North Sydney and Northern Beaches)

Support Groups

 

Broad distribution. Check with Coordinator re specific locations

People living with or caring for people living with mental illness

Providing support to approx 67 self-managed Support Groups across NSW

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Support-Groups

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

Support with Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL)

 

Campbelltown
Moss Vale/ Bowral
Parramatta
Ryde
Ulladulla
Wagga Wagga
Canberra

People living with a mental illness in need of social connection

Largely Centre Based Day service with limited individual case management

http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Recovery-Services/Our-Services/D2DL

Ph: (02) 9879 2600 or

Ph: 1800 985 944

Partners in Recovery, South Western Sydney

 

Bankstown, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden. Fairfield, Wollondilly, Wingecarribee.

People with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs requiring assistance from multiple agencies, their carers and families.

 

Support Facilitators provide care coordination and flexible funding to help find the services and supports that are needed.

 

www.pirsws.com.au

Ph: 1300 747 797

 

 

Mental Health Respite: Carer Support

 

Goulburn Mulwaree
Upper Lachlan
Yass Valley
Palergang
Wollondilly &
Wingecarribee LGAs

Provides support and respite for carers, family and friends of people with a mental illness.

Supports carers & care recipients by offering the opportunity for carers to take a short break from the caring role. Offer the opportunity to for carers & those they support to participate in social & recreational activities. Helps carers to maintain their own physical & mental wellbeing. Offers peer support & mentoring.

Goulburn office: (02) 48221872

Queanbeyan office: (02) 62329004

Tahmoor office: (02) 46832776