Mental health issues affect one in five Australians.
Summary of Mental Health Services in North Sydney during COVID-19 (47KB)
Lost Bird Found Project
Mental Health Month celebrated annually in October is an opportunity to raise awareness and promote conversations about mental health.
The Lost Bird Found Project, established by North Sydney Council seven years ago, is a creative arts initiative to encourage conversations about mental illness and make a positive impact on the community through the creation of handcrafted birds.
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Help is Available
The organisations below are available to individuals, family members, concerned friends or carers. If you require additional support or have any questions please feel free to contact Council’s Access and Inclusion Coordinator on 9936 8195.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Telephone Crisis Support (24 hrs) call 13 11 14
WayAhead Mental Health Association of NSW
WayAhead produces the WayAhead Online Directory that anyone in the community can use to access local mental health and related services. Mental Health Information Service Line call 1300 794 991
CCNB - Partners in Recovery (PIR)
Partners in Recovery
The focus of the Partners in Recovery program is to work with people and ensure they can access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If people do not access the NDIS they will work to ensure they are linked to appropriate local supports. The PIR Team includes partners with deep experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. To make a referral, or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 002 262.
beyondblue is an Australian, independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety disorders and related mental disorders. beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with anxiety and depression, their friends and family, to raise community awareness of anxiety and depression and reduce associated stigma. To learn more about anxiety, depression or suicide prevention, or talk through any concerns contact their Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. beyondblue’s trained mental health professionals will listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.
One Door Mental Health
One Door Mental Health (formally known as the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW) is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder and borderline personality disorder, committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with a mental illness, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area.
Contact 1800 985 944 0r 02 9879 2615 to hear a friendly voice and for more information. North Sydney region services are located at Chatswood and Balgowlah and include professional psychological services and day to day living centres.
Hercules House Clubhouse
The Hercules House Clubhouse supports adults who are living with a mental illness, experiencing isolation from the community and may be having difficulty with tasks of day to day living. They also offer a range of programs and activities daily. A service of One Door Mental Health, Hercules House is located at 51 Hercules St, Chatswood in the Chatswood Recovery and Wellbeing Hub. Please contact the Day to Day Living program on 9199 6190.
Time 2 Talk
Time 2 Talk 1300 022 966 is a free telephone support service for people around a range of COVID-19 related challenges relating to individuals, couples, families, and households. Time 2 Talk is a telephone service staffed by a team of qualified relationship counsellors and social workers, established to assist members of the NSW community who have been impacted by the restrictions imposed by state and federal Governments on travel, contact with significant others and management of social distancing. Open Mon-Fri 9-5pm and Sat 9-4pm.