Mental Health

  1. Community Connections

    Consumer Activity Network (Sydney)

  2. Expanded Horizons

    Wesley Mission Brisbane (Brisbane QLD)

  3. Mental Illness, Bereavement and Suicide Prevention Project

    SANE Australia (National)

  4. Rural Alive and Well

    Rural Alive and Well Inc (Tasmania)

  5. Farm link

    Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health – University of Newcastle (Northern New England Region, NSW)

  6. MindOUT!

    National LGBTI Health Alliance (National)

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Community Connections

Organisation
Consumer Activity Network
Region
Sydney
Contact
Desley Casey (02) 8206 1841 desley@canmentalhealth.org.au
Description
Supports mental health consumers through the Hospital to Home Service with practical and peer support within 28 days of discharge from the Liverpool and Campbelltown psych units, and support the Phone Connections Service - a noncrisis peer telephone line four evenings a week. 

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Expanded Horizons

Organisation
Wesley Mission Brisbane
Region
Brisbane QLD
Contact
07 5569 1824 or g.wallwork@wmb.org.au
Description

The Expanded Horizons Program (EHP) is a program funded by the Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy to support sexually, sex and gender diverse youth as well as young people from Refugee or Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds on the Gold Coast. The program also supports whole of community suicide prevention initiatives.


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Mental Illness, Bereavement and Suicide Prevention Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 9682 5933 or info@sane.org
Description

This project has a particular focus on preventing suicides within the mental health sector. There is an emphasis on giving mental health workers the tools and support that they need to prevent suicidal crisis from occurring. There is also a focus on preventing further suicides by supporting the friends and family of with mental illness who are bereaved by suicide. By providing workers with tools necessary to have a holistic response to suicide we aim to prevent suicides in a population of people at particularly high risk of suicide – those with persistent mental illness.


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Rural Alive and Well

Organisation
Region
Tasmania
Contact

24/7 Emergency Phone Service 1300 HELPMATE (1300 4357 6283)
Office Phone: 03 62541092 or email admin@rawtas.com.au
73 High Street Oatlands, PO BOX 74 Oatlands TAS 7120

Description

Assist communities to respond to crises, recover after adversity using structures and networks to assist individuals, families and the community to react to challenging life experiences with a particular empasis on mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention.


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Farm link

Organisation
Region
Northern New England Region, NSW
Contact
Meg Perceval on 0427 072 105 or meg.perceval@newcastle.edu.au
Description
Improve access to and the responsiveness of mental health services for NSW farming communities by developing NSW Farmer's Mental Health Networks in rural areas and improving e-access to effective mental health services for farmers and farm families.

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MindOUT!

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Rebecca Reynolds, Executive Director National LGBTI Health Alliance 02 8568 1120 rebecca.reynolds@lgbtihealth.org.au
Description

Established in March 2011, in response to the research that identifies that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people have significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and have an increased risk of suicide, MindOUT! began by undertaking a series of surveys of LGBTI people, LGBTI organisations and mainstream organisations about LGBTI related mental health and suicide prevention issues.

MindOUT! has the goals of:

  • Working with mainstream mental health and suicide prevention organisations to assist them to be more responsive to the needs of LGBTI people and communities.
  • Assisting LGBTI organisations to be more responsive to suicide prevention and mental health issues for LGBTI persons and communities.
  • Supporting LGBTI people and communities to better identify and respond to their mental health needs.