Resources: Mental Health

The following organisations offer generalised support and information for people with mental illness and their families and carers.


Support, education and advocacy for carers, family and friends of someone with a mental illness.
02 9332 0700
1800 655 198

Community Mental Health Services

Assessment, treatment, referral and acute care services for people experiencing mental health problems.

NSW Mental Health Act 2007

Link to legislation

Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW

The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd edition) 2011.

Mental Health Information Service

Information, support and referral to services – telephone and email.
1300 794 991

Department of Health and Ageing

List of Mental Health publications, programs and services.

Family and Community Services, Housing NSW

Crisis accommodation, rent start, tenancy guarantees.

MIND Australia

Supports people with mental illness in their recovery, to help them live well in the community, with or without symptoms.

Mental Health First Aid

Training course for carers to provide support to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health Association NSW

Provides information, telephone support and referral on issues relating to mental health.
1300 794 991

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

Information on mental illness s for consumers, carers, clinicians and general public.

National Mental Health Consumers and Carers Forum

A combined national voice for mental health consumers and carers.
02 6285 3100

NSW Consumer Advisory Group

NSW Peak body representing people who use mental health services.
02 9332 0200

NSW Mental Health Commission

Role in improving the mental health system of NSW.

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) – FaHCSIA

A program to support people whose lives are severely affected by a severe mental illness.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Current resources on various mental illnesses, free to download.

SANE Australia

Information and support for people with a mental illness and their carers.
1800 187 263

World Health Organisation

Latest publications, broad range of current information on mental health.


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