BEING formerly (NSW Consumer Advisory Group - Mental Health) is a state-wide organisation that provides an ongoing mechanism for mental health consumer participation into policy and service development, implementation and evaluation.
Bipolar Australia is the national peak, non-government organisation for biopolar disorder.
The Blue Knot Foundation is Australia's leading national organisation that works to improve the lives of Australian adults who have survived childhood trauma, including abuse.
www.blueknot.org.au Telephone Helpline 1300 657 380
Acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigating and prosecuting complaints about health care.
Lifeline Australia is a community charity that provides telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services across Australia.
www.lifeline.org.au 24Hour-7day per week Crisis Support Line 13 11 14
Mental Health Carers NSW is the peak body for mental health carers in NSW which provides advocacy and support for families, relatives, friends of people who experience mental illness and live in NSW.
www.mentalhealthcarersnsw.org Support & Referral Line 1300 554 660
The Mental Health Commission of NSW is an independent body which helps drive reform that benefits people who experience mental illness and their families and carers.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community mental health organisations in NSW.
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australia Mental Health sector.
The Mental Health Review Tribunal is a specialist quasi-judicial body established under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007. It has a wide range of powers that enable it to make and review legal orders pertaining to mental illness and to hear some appeals about the treatment and care of people with a mental illness.
NCOSS is the peak body for the Social and Community Services sector in NSW.
The Guardianship Tribunal is a legal tribunal established under the Guardianship Act 1987. The tribunal has a key role in the protection and empowerment of people unable to make informed decisions because of their disability.
The Office of the Public Guardian promotes the rights and interests of people with disabilities through the practice of guardianship, advocacy and education. The Guardianship Tribunal appoints the NSW Public Guardian to act as a substitute decision-maker for people under a guardianship protective order.
Official Visitors are appointed by the NSW Minister for Health to visit people in mental health inpatient facilities in NSW to assist consumers on community treatment orders and report any issues regarding their care to the Minister. Official Visitors come from the community from a range of cultural, professional and personal backgrounds and are independent from the health system.
Is a not-for-profit community based organisation committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with mental illness, their communities, relatives and carers.
Outer Liverpool Community Services Inc. are a community based organisation funded by Community Builders NSW who aim to build a stronger community by connecting and enriching the lives of individuals and families in the western areas of the Liverpool Local Government.
Contact: (02) 9606 0629 www.olcs.org.au
SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness & their families through a help line, campaigns, education and research.
www.sane.org SANE Helpline 1800 187 263
Sector Connect is the peak organisation representing not for profit organisations in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions. The region covers the four local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly.
WayAhead is a non-government organisation and registered charity funded by NSW Health. The Association's major activities include provision of Mental Health Information Service, Facing Anxiety program, training and establishment of support groups, mental health promotion, advocacy & a comprehensive online directory of services located in NSW.
Contact: Mental Health Info Service 1300 794 991
Contact: Anxiety Disorders Info Service 1300 794 992