Want to help?
The Schizophrenia Fellowship is a a member-based, non-profit organisation. What does that mean? Well, put simply it means that without the support of people within the community, we would cease to exist. We receive a small amount of funding from government but rely heavily on donations and voluntary efforts to keep our services up and running. So if you are in a generous mood, there are many ways you can help out!
Maybe you would like to volunteer your services. Our Telephone Help and Referral Service is essentially run by volunteers who find the work both challenging and rewarding. To become a telephone volunteer, you will need to participate in an intensive training program and be able to commit yourself to the program for one year. We find that this option suits students who are studying psychology, as it enhances their academic qualifications with valuable, hands-on experience. However, volunteers are needed in all aspects of our service delivery and we recommend that you discuss your options with our Volunteer Coordinator so that we find the position that's right for you!
Why don't you become a financial member of the Fellowship? In doing so, not only will you be helping the Fellowship financially, you will also be linking in with a huge network of mental health professionals, consumers and carers. You will also receive a quarterly newsletter and will be kept up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the area. Remember - there is strength in numbers so join today!
Click here to print or download the PDF membership form.
Click here to go to the online membership form.
If you would like to donate a tax deductible amount to either the Fellowship itself or to our Research Trust Fund, you can now do this using our secure, on-line facility. Why not think about joining our Sunflower Club? That way, you will be helping to regularly provide much needed funds for people who are affected by schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Prefer not to donate on-line? You can download the form and post your donation. Click here to view or download the donation form.
Start a Support Group
Think you would make a good Group Leader? Why don't you start a Support Group in your area? Support groups are a vital part of the Fellowship and are established to help people who are living with schizophrenia (consumers, carers and related health workers). Currently, there are 30 support groups throughout the state of New South Wales.
Online fundraising through GoFundraise and Everyday Hero
We’ve joined the GoFundraise and Everyday Hero websites! These online fundraising sites make it easy for you, your friends and family to raise money to support the Schizophrenia Fellowship, by nominating it as your cause for fundraising events you are part of — for example, sport events, fun runs, morning teas and other projects and activities.
You can also make an instant secure donation to the Fellowship online any time via the “Donate Now” button on our GoFundraise cause page.
Visit the Fellowship’s GoFundraise cause page at http://www.gofundraise.com.au/CharityDetail.aspx?cid=330 or the
Everyday Hero cause page
Everyday Hero cause page at http://everydayhero.com.au/charity/view?charity=1319 to find out more.
Support the Fellowship by shopping at any Ritchies Supa IGA supermarket!
Through the Ritchies Community Benefit Card Program, you can donate money to the Schizophrenia Fellowship every time you shop at a Ritchies Supa IGA supermarket.
Click here for more information, or here to find out where your nearest Ritchies Supa IGA store is.