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Mental Health Support Services

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Beyondblue

Phone: 1300 224 636 (Information line)
TTY: 133 677
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression, to increase awareness of depression, anxiety and related disorders throughout Australia.

The website includes a directory of online self-help mental health services and therapies aimed at helping people better manage depression, anxiety and related illnesses.

Black Dog Institute

Phone: 02 9382 4530 (reception)
Phone: 02 9382 2991 (clinic)
Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders – a range of disorders that include depression and bipolar disorder. The Institute is attached to the Prince of Wales Hospital and affiliated with the University of New South Wales.

Compeer Friends Program – St. Vincent de Paul Society

Phone: 02 4627 9180
Address: 24 Iolanthe St, Campbelltown
Website: www.vinnies.org.au/compeer-program-nsw

A friendship program for social support for people living with mental illness. (Macarthur and Wingecarribee)

Day-to-Day Living Program – Schizophrenia Fellowship

Phone: 02 4620 8888
Fax: 02 4620 8188
Address: Harmony House, 103 Hoddle Avenue, Bradbury
Website: www.beautifulminds.net.au/harmony_house.html

Assists people with severe mental illness to access structured activities and social outings, to encourage independent living skills, social participation and rehabilitation.

Grow

Phone (Australia wide): 1800 558 268
Phone (NSW): 02 9633 1800
Website: www.grow.net.au or http://www.grow.org.au/nsw/

Grow’s program of personal growth, group method and sharing, caring community has been developed from the findings and experience of people with a mental illness in the course of their recovery and rebuilding their lives. Grow also runs weekly support meetings in various parts of Sydney for anyone who has anxiety, depression or other mental illness, or just finding it hard to deal with the life’s challenges

Grow – Residential Program (18+ years)

Phone: 02 9606 0579
Address: West Hoxton, near Liverpool
Website: www.grow.net.au/index.php/grow-in-your-state/grow-community-residential

A 12-step recovery program for males and females experiencing a mental illness alone, or mental illness coupled with substance abuse or alcohol dependence.

Mental Health Advocacy Service

Phone: 02 9745 4277 (Burwood office)
Website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/civil-law/mental-health-advice

A service of Legal Aid NSW which offers free legal information, advice and assistance about mental health matters.

Way Ahead Mental Health Association NSW

Phone: 9339 6000
Address: Level 5, 80 William St, East Sydney
Email: mha@mentalhealth.asn.au
Website: wayahead.org.au

A community based organisation which develops mental health initiatives, including two information lines. All calls are treated confidentially, and you may remain anonymous if you wish, no personal details are retained.

Can contact the services by phone (for the cost of a local call) or by email, and an Information Officer will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Mental Health Support Line

Phone: 1300 794 991

Information and referral on issues relating to mental health generally.

Anxiety Disorders Support Line

Phone: 1300 794 992

Service focused on anxiety disorders.

Phone Connections (Consumer Activity Network)

Phone: 1300 135 846
Website: canmentalhealth.org.au/about-us/hospital-to-home/

Peer support and information referral line. 6pm – 12 midnight, 7 days per week. Support and encouragement, peer to peer support and validation, assistance navigating the health system and support to coordinate services. Referral to CAN social supports to build resilience within community or other appropriate services. Follow-up available on a case to case basis. Alternative options for people experiencing other issues as well as mental distress.

The Disability Trust – Mental Health Respite

Phone: 02 4860 1100 (Southern Highlands)
Phone: 02 4647 6613 (South West Sydney)
Website: www.disabilitytrust.org.au/services/respite-and-in-home-care/mental-health-respite.html

Program designed to provide short-term care and activities for people with mental illness, so that their full-time carers, parents and family can take a much-needed break or return to work. The service offers a range of services including in-home and centre-based care, recreational activities, day centre services and holiday respite.

Macarthur Disability Services

Phone: 02 4621 8400
Website: www.mdservices.com.au/services/mental-health

Covers Campbelltown and all 2560 postcode suburbs.

Partners in Recovery (PIR)

Partners in Recovery coordinates the care required by people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs. A PIR Facilitator will help you identify the services and support that will help improve your care and recovery and then work with you to access these.

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) (16+ yrs)

PHaMs workers mentor participants to help people whose lives are impacted by mental illness to achieve their personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends and manage their everyday tasks.

The Benevolent Society – Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs)

Phone: 02 8778 0600 (Liverpool) or 02 4869 8300 (Moss Vale)
Address: Level 1, 50 Macquarie St Liverpool or Suite 3, Lot 1 Queen St Moss Vale
Website: www.bensoc.org.aules 18 years and over.

Helps people living with mental illness better manage their daily activities and access the support they need to participate fully in the community. Also supports families and children where there is a parent who experiences mental illness.

Covers the Macarthur and Wingecarribee (excluding Campbelltown or suburbs with postcode of 2560).

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