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    Macarthur Mental Health Interagency

    The Macarthur Mental Health Interagency aims to provide a communication pathway and platform for collaboration and coordination of services that support people with a mental illness, their carers and their communities living in the Macarthur region  (LGAs Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly) of NSW.  The interagency  open to any staff, mental health services, consumer and carer representatives, community representatives.

    Meetings

    Meets the  first Thursday bi-monthly, 9am-11am at Campbelltown Community Mental Health Centre Conference Room, 6 Browne St. Campbelltown.

    Contact

    Emily Mason ( Secretary) – Mental Health Promotion Officer

    (02) 4683 6033

    Emily.Mason@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

    Cathy Chopping (Chairperson)

    Catherine.cv.chopping@humanservices.gov.au

    District and Local Implementation & Access Committees

    The aim of the South Western Sydney DIACC is to improve the provision of accessible, safe and secure accommodation and support for people experiencing mental illness. The DIACC is based on cooperation, coordination and mutual development. The Committee covers the local government areas of Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee. This committee is by invitation only.

    Meetings

    The committee meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, 2.00 – 4.00pm, at Housing NSW, Fairfield, 360 – 362 The Horsley Drive, Fairfield.

    Contact

    Shirry Krishna

    Department of Family and Community Services

    9891 8409

    Local Implementation and Access Committee

    The aim of the LIACC is to improve the provision of accessible, safe and secure accommodation and support for people with mental illness based on cooperation, coordination and mutual development. There are 3 LIACCS across South Western Sydney that cover the local government areas of Campbelltown, Bankstown and Liverpool/Fairfield. This committee to open to any services, professionals, community members, carers or consumers who wish to participate.

    Contacts

    Bankstown LIACC

    Mario Viera

    Bankstown Adult Mental Health Team

    Liverpool/Fairfield LIACC

    Karen Robinson

    Housing NSW Fairfield

    Campbelltown LIACC

    Derek Nattrass

    Housing NSW Campbelltown

    Bankstown Recovery and Support Network (RAS)

    Bankstown Recovery and Support Network (RAS) aims to increase mental health sector communication, collaboration and coordination in the Bankstown local government area. The network provides a platform for local services and supports, community members and consumers and carers, to network,   learn about new initiatives, and collaborate on projects that will benefit the local area.  The network is open to any services, professionals, community members, carers or consumers who wish to participate.

    Meetings

    Meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. Venure to be confirmed.

    Contact

    To join the distribution list or for more information, please contact: Henry Lim, Bankstown Community Health Centre on P: (02) 9780 2759 or E: henry.lim@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

    Southern Highlands Recovery and Support Network (RAS)

    The purpose of the Southern Highlands Recovery and Support network is to encourage a coordinated approach to knowledge development and service provision for persons with a mental health issue in the Wingecarribee Shire. The network is open to any services, professionals, community members or carers or consumers in the Wingecarribee area who wish to participate.

    Meetings

    Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday, bi-monthly from 9am – 11am at Berrima Cottage, behind Bowral Hospital (Morning Tea and Refreshments are provided)

    Contact

    Carmel Averillo, One Door Mental Health P: (02) 4868 2755 M: 04 4802 9985 or E: carmel.averillo@onedoor.org.au

    Southern Highlands Suicide Prevention Program Inc.

    This committee meets regularly in Bowral and comprises of volunteers from many different backgrounds.

    The committee’s aim is to increase the community’s awareness and skills in responding to the issue of suicide.

    Contact

    Danielle Quig – P: (02) 4645 7219 or E: quigd@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

    W: http://suicidepreventionsws.vpweb.com.au/suicide-prevention-networks 

    Bankstown Suicide Prevention Network

    Our objective is to bring together health, education and emergency service professionals and community members to help save lives – by identifying and establishing collaborative community responses and prevention strategies, means restriction initiatives, increasing suicide education and awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding suicide.

    Meetings

    Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 10.30am – 12pm

    Contact

    Jenny Holmes – P: (02) 4645 7215 or E: holmesj@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

    W: http://suicidepreventionsws.vpweb.com.au/suicide-prevention-networks 

    Liverpool & Fairfield Suicide Prevention Network

    Our objective is to bring together health, education and emergency service professionals and community members to help save lives – by identifying and establishing collaborative community responses and prevention strategies, means restriction initiatives, increasing suicide education and awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding suicide.

    Meetings

    Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month 10.30am – 12pm

    Contact

    Jenny Holmes – P: (02) 4645 7215 or E: holmesj@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

    W: http://suicidepreventionsws.vpweb.com.au/suicide-prevention-networks 

    Macarthur Suicide Prevention Network

    Our objective is to bring together health, education and emergency service professionals and community members to help save lives – by identifying and establishing collaborative community responses and prevention strategies, means restriction initiatives, increasing suicide education and awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding suicide.

    Meetings

    Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 9.30am – 11am

    Contact

    Danielle Quig – P: (02) 4645 7219 or E: quigd@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

    W: http://suicidepreventionsws.vpweb.com.au/suicide-prevention-networks