Mental Health Links

Blue Knot is working to improve the lives of adults impacted by complex trauma. Research shows that it is possible to heal from even the most severe early trauma. Blue Knot raises awareness and understanding of the long term impacts of complex trauma, provides counselling and support to survivors and their loved ones, educates the community, disseminates cutting edge research, trains professionals, and provides services to empower recovery and build resilience.

The Butterfly Foundation provides support for those experiencing eating disorders & body image issues and their families and friends as well as workshops and training for teachers, professionals, students and parents.

COPMI aims to promote better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness. COPMI develops information for parents, their partners, carers, families and friends in support of children whose parent have a mental illness.

Conversations Matter is a practical resource for the community and professionals to support discussion about suicide. The resource has been developed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health.

  • EveryMind (formerly the Hunter Institute of Mental Health)

Everymind is a national organisation working to reduce mental illness and suicide, and improving wellbeing. 

Life in Mind is a national initiative that connects Australian suicide prevention services and programs to each other and the community, by providing a digital platform for knowledge exchange around suicide prevention activities in Australia.

The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) Project  provided a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Although the project is not currently in operation the MHiMA Website continues to provide access to a range of translated mental health materials and information about CALD mental health.

The Mental Health Branch is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Department of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health. The office also supports the maintenance of the mental health legislative framework.

This page provides links to legislation related to mental health.  The page includes the Mental Health Act 2007 and amendments as well as translations of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007, Schedule 3 and Schedule 3A Statement of Rights. The statement outlines the rights of individuals brought to mental health facilities in NSW and has been translated into Arabic, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

This service is part of Legal Aid NSW and provides free legal advice and assistance about mental health law.

Mental Health Awareness CAG is the statewide, non-government peak body that represents people who use mental health services (mental health consumers) to all levels of the NSW Government. The organisation aims to act as a bridge between mental health consumers and the government.

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 Commission is working with the mental health community towards sustained change regarding all aspects of mental illness and its impact on employment, education, housing, justice and general health. 

The Australian Government's National Mental Health Commission aims to play a key role in long term mental health reform across Australia by reporting, advising and advocating on a wide range of mental health issues.

One Door Mental Health (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship) is a  mental health service provider specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe anxiety, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder.

Reach Out is an online mental health service for young people providing information, support and stories on everything from finding motivation to getting through tough times. Reach Out also provides access and advice for health care professionals on a range of technologies and online resources that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of psychosocial support and mental health care provided to young people.

SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness through campaigns for improved services and attitudes towards people with a mental illness, education and research.

WayAhead is a community based organisation and registered charity. WayAhead develop a range of mental health initiatives which increase community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues.

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Other Organisations

The CLEAR toolkit is a clinical decision aid developed to help physicians, nurses and other allied health workers (e.g. midwives, community health workers, etc.) assess different aspects of patient vulnerability in a contextually appropriate and caring way and easily identify key referral resources in their local area. The CLEAR toolkit is accompanied by a trainers manual and is available in more than ten languages. 

The Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC) is a non-government peak body representing many organisations and people from the multicultural community in NSW.

ECAV is NSW Health training unit responsible for workforce development and training programs in the specialised areas of adult and child sexual assault, domestic and Aboriginal family violence and physical and emotional abuse and neglect of children.

FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.

MHCS provides multilingual information about health issues and health services and health promotion campaigns to people who speak languages other than English across NSW.

Multicultural NSW promotes multiculturalism, ethnic affairs, cultural diversity, community unity and harmony throughout NSW.

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is the peak body for health and community services in NSW. NCOSS works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage in NSW to make positive change in our communities. 

The Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program aims to equip aged care service providers to deliver culturally appropriate care to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Settlement Services International is a  community-based not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of refugee and migrant settlement.

Victorian Government website providing access to multilingual information on health and well being in numerous community languages.

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