WHAT WE DO
We are a NDIA registered provider and an established Mutual Support & Self Help (MSSH) organisation helping members, friends and families who have experienced mental health uncertainty. Our service is built on fundamental Recovery principles.
Membership is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition i.e. depression, bipolar and other affective disorders, their family and friends.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
Our focus is not identifying your negatives but building your strengths. We do this by three assumptions: belonging, expression, and sharing. Let’s not be defined by our deficits, but by how we deal with them and become part of the Community we want.
How can we help together?
The Group will continue to offer its members, and other interested persons, the opportunity to meet regularly, and provides care and support to those in need. We aim to promote well being, to inform and educate those with mental health conditions, their carers and the public.
Conquering the silent treatment: Fighting depression and running the Black Parade
Caleb Ryan didn’t talk about his mental illness for two decades. He didn’t tell his friends, or extended family. Even his long-term partner, the mother of his two young sons, didn’t know until until a couple of years ago.
Mostly, it was fear holding him back. Fear of being labelled. Fear of being stigmatised, of appearing...Read more
People falling through cracks of ‘botched’ mental health system, Minister says
PEOPLE are falling through the cracks of the State’s “botched” mental health system and “going missing”.
Mental Health Minister Martin Foley this week told the Geelong Advertiser Victoria’s public mental health system — including Barwon Health — was under review and would be overhauled.
Results of the independent review were expected to be delivered to the State...Read more