Mental Health

Mental Health Month Events in South West Sydney (October 2019)

2019 Share the Journey

Everybody Welcome - FREE Events for Mental Health Month in Macarthur, Liverpool-Fairfield, Bankstown, Wingecarribee and other locations;

See attached flyer for all the information about the various events...

Making Connections with your Mental Health and Wellbeing - Tell your Story

The National Mental Health Commission (Commission) will be visiting 23 cities and towns and wants to connect with everyone involved in mental health – especially people with lived experience, their families and organisations that provide support and care.

Every Australian’s living experience of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing is important to the Commission and your voices are a critical part of shaping the 2030 Vision for the future of Australians’ mental health and well-being. The Commission is looking forward to making CONNECTIONS… in each community, to hear in person from people with a living experience of mental health, suicide and wellbeing, as well as representatives of the community leaders across all services and support.

See FLYER for more information

Introducing the SWS Recovery College

The SWS recovery college provides courses, workshops and pop up hubs that promotes healing, wellbeing and recovery. It is a place for people to come together to learn from each other, share experiences, reach a new understanding of mental health and achieve their goals and aspirations. Our aim is to support and encourage people with mental health recovery; consumers, carers and service providers.

The co-production model followed by recovery colleges promotes shared understanding, breaks down barriers, reduces stigma and increases understanding and support in the community. The SWS Recovery College courses and workshops are co-designed by Peer Trainer/Tutors and an Expert Panel and co-facilitated by two Peer Trainer/Tutors with a mental health lived experience.

Our first ten week course will be commencing 22 July with the first topic being ‘Exploring Recovery and Motivation’.

Exploring Recovery and Motivation
Stream: Campbelltown & Camden
When: Monday 22 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Macarthur Disability Services, Campbelltown

Stream: Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool
When: Wednesday 24 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Liverpool Library

Stream: Wingecarribee & Wollondilly
When: Thursday 25 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Community Links

Registrations and enquiries
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 4621 8400

Keep an eye on your inbox for flyers and timetables coming soon.
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This service is supported by funding from South Western Sydney PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program, in partnership with One Door Mental Health.

Mental Health Directory - South West Sydney

The South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) have developed a directory of local mental health and support services for the South Western Sydney Region (Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly & Wingecarribee.
The 'Recovery Point' directory can be accessed online or by downloading the mobile app for smartphones, tablet or desktop device.

Mental Health Commission of NSW - Mid Term Review of Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024

The Mental Health Commission of NSW is undertaking a mid-term review of the Living Well Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. These consultations will inform their advice to Government on where the future priorities lie for ongoing improvements in mental health services and supports to improve the lives and outcomes for people with mental health issues.
People with a lived experience, their families and carers, community members, representatives from government and non-government organisations are invited to attend a one-day free consultation in South Western Sydney locations.
26 June in Tahmoor and Bowral, 27 June in Campbelltown, 28 June in Bankstown.

Register via Eventbrite website:

Regional Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Planning

South Western Sydney Local Health District & SWSPHN are working together to develop a five-year plan for Regional Mental Health & Suicide Prevention in the South West Sydney region.
We are inviting people with lived experience, community members, carers, clinicians and service providers who would like to have a say through a series of face-to-face consultation workshops throughout South Western Sydney in June. This is a new and exciting opportunity to help shape mental health approaches, reform, and services in the region over the next five years. Participants will have a chance to share their thoughts via online consultation.
The workshops will directly inform the development of strategies and actions to be included in the Regional Plan and help us to understand the priorities of the community.

To participate in the face-to-face consultations or online consultations, please follow the steps below.

1. Register for HealthChat - our online engagement platform
2. Once registered, check your inbox to validate your email address (remember to check your junk inbox if you do not see the email)
3. Sign in to HealthChat, select the Stakeholder Workshop you would like to attend and click submit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alessandro from South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) at [email protected]