Psychiatric Disability

Accommodation

Aftercare- Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative

Phone: 02 4720 9700Fax: 02 4720 9799
Location: 252 Great Western Highway Kingswood 2747
Email:www.aftercare.com.au/
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (lift, accessible toilets)
Area Served:Western Sydney

Only clients in Public Housing (ie Department of Housing and Community Housing) are eligible for support.

Aftercare – Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative supports people who have a mental illness. Helping them to become more independent and more integrated into the community.

B Miles Women’s Housing Scheme

Phone: 02 9317 0400Fax: 02 9317 4800
Location:345 Gardeners Road Rosebery, NSW, 2018
Email: zed@bmiles.org.au

Web: www.bmiles.org.au

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
Disability Access: Yes (lift, accessible toilets)
Area Served:Sydney

Disability Access: Yes (parking, one villa is accessible)

Provides medium term, supported accommodation for women without dependent children who have a mental illness.

Charmain Clift Cottages

Phone: 02 96223066Fax: 02 98311995
Location:  PO Box 64, Doonside NSW 2767
Email:www.rfnsw.org.au/housing&accommodation
Hours:24 hours

Disability Access: Yes (parking, one villa is accessible)Provides psychosocial recovery residential programs, offering a broad range of support, including daily programs, for women with mental health problems (dual diagnosis) and their dependent children.

Area Served: NSW

Provides psychosocial recovery residential programs, offering a broad range of support, including daily programs, for women with mental health problems (dual diagnosis) and their dependent children.

Grow NSW Residentail Rehabilitation Program

Phone:02 9606 0579Fax: 02 9606 9311
Location: Lot 1, 24th Av, West Hoxton NSW 2171
Email:growcommunity@grow.net.au

Web: www.grow.org.au

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. Office Hours.

Disability Access:No

Area Served:National  Live-in rehabilitation program for people with a mental illness alone or mental illness coupled with a drug or alcohol problem. The program is based on GROWS 12-Step Program of Recovery or Growth to Maturity through shared learning and mutual help..

Penrith Residential Rehabilitation Program

Phone:02 4721 1615Fax: 02 4732 5775
Location:Hornseywood House,172 Derby St, Penrith, NSW 2750.

Email:duncans@wahs.nsw.gov.au

Web: www.grow.org.au

Hours: 8.30am – 9pm Daily..

Disability Access:No

Area Served: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Greater Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Parramatta, Penrith.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc -Parramatta Supported Housing

Phone: 02 9879 2600Fax: 02 9879 2699
Location:Locked Bag 5014, Gladesville NSW 1675.

Email:n/a

Web: www.sfnsw.org.au

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: NSW

Wentworth Young People’s Program

Phone: 02 4735 8585  Fax: 02 4735 8586
Location:41 Brumby Cres, Emu Heights NSW 2750

Email:s.turner@rfnsw.org.au

Web: www.sfnsw.org.au

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Disability Access: n/a

 

Area Served: Sydney West

Animal Services

NSW Animal Rescue INC

Phone:  02 4774 9999 Fax: n/a
Location:PO Box 156, Bringelly NSW 2556

Email: admin@nswar.org.au

Web:www.nswar.org.au

Hours:9.00am – 2.00pm Monday – Friday; 9.00am – 1pm Saturday

Disability Access:n/a

Not for profit organisation and a registered charity. Has “no kill policy” and is staffed by volunteers. Offers boarding of animals for owners who are in hospital, nursing homes etc.(available only by referral from welfare agencies). Also provides help to elderly to keep and care for their pets, as well as pets (rescued from pounds and shelters) at no cost

Area Served: Western Sydney

Nepean Dog Therapy

Phone:  02 4777 4631 Fax: n/a
Location:c/- 824 Londonderry Rd, Londonderry, NSW 2753

Email:cmschuster@bigpond.com.au

Web: n/a

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:Yes

Area Served: Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Arts, Culture & Recreation

Blue Fringe Arts

Phone:  02 4751 3033 Fax: 02 4751 6957
Location:Springwood Neighbourhood Centre,

108 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777

Email:ccdc@sncc.org.au

Web: www.bluefringeart.org

Hold art and literature events to celebrate the creativity of people living with and recovering from a mental illness. The Poetry and Literature Awards are held in May and the Art Awards are held in October. Both arts events provide valuable connections and celebrations for people in our community living wih mental health problems and also play an important role for their recovery.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Disability Access:Yes

Area Served:  Blue Mountains 

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Phone:  02 4723 7600 (Box Office)   Fax: 02 4751 6957
Location:597 High St, Penrith NSW 2750

108 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777

Email: boxoffice@jspac.com.au

Web: www.jspac.com.au

Venue for concerts, performances, theatre, seminars and conferences  .

Hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 12.00pm Sat

Disability Access:Yes (Wheelchair access)

Area Served:Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith 

Communication

Northcott Computer Assistive Technology Services

Phone: 02 9890 0181   Fax: 02 9638 2827
Location:1 Fennell St, North Parramatta NSW 2151

Email:cats@northcott.com.au

Web:www.northcottcats.com.au

A resource centre for computer based technology and communications options. A range of services are offered including advisory sessions, classroom/home consultations, medico-legal assessments, telephone information line, tours of equipment on display, equipment hire and equipment training. CATS clinics are run in regional NSW throughout the year.  .

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:n/a

Area Served:NSW

Education

Occupational Therapy Dept Driver Assessment Service- Nepean Hospital

Phone: 02 4734 2000 (page 14703)   Fax: 02 4734 3478
Location:Nepean Hospital, West Block,

Level 3, Derby St, Kingswood NSW 2747

Email:n/a

Web:n/a

A resource centre for computer based technology and communications options. A range of services are offered including advisory sessions, classroom/home consultations, medico-legal assessments, telephone information line, tours of equipment on display, equipment hire and equipment training. CATS clinics are run in regional NSW throughout the year.  .

Hours: Tue Fri 9.30am-2.30pm

Disability Access: Yes (Parking, lift, ramp, toilet)

Area Served: Blacktown LGA, Blue Mountains LGA, Hawkesbury LGA, Penrith LGA

TAFE NSW- Western Sydney Institute Disability Support Services

Psychiatric Disability Consultants
Phone: 02 9208 2210    Fax:
Location:Location:  Blacktown (supporting all colleges) 

Email:n/a

Web:www.wsi.tafensw.edu.au

.Description:Teacher Consultants for Students with hearing, physical, intellectual, psychiatric, visual and learning disabilities service all WSI Colleges in a range of areas including: In-class tutorial support, Notetakers and interpreters, Exam modifications, Adaptive equipment, Access and mobility support, Special programs and courses.

Disability Access:

Area Served:Western Sydney

Emergency Services

Emergency- Police, Ambulance, Fire

Phone: 000  TTY: 106
Location:Location:  Blacktown (supporting all colleges) 

Email:n/a

Web:n/a

.Description:

Mobile: 112

1) Dial 000 or 106 (TTY) or 112 (mobile) and ask for appropriate service.

2) Remain calm – do not hang up.

3) Speak clearly and provide details as required

Hours: 24 hours

Disability Access:n/a

Area Served:National

Government

Ageing Disability& Homecare ADHC

Phone: 02 9841 9350   Fax: 02 9841 9322
Location: Level 5, 93 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Mail: PO Box 3004, Parramatta NSW 2124

Email: MetroNorth.Referral@dhs.nsw.gov.au

Web:www.adhc.nsw.gov.au

.Description: Information about ADHC and non-government service providers

Disability Access: Yes

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Area Served: Penrith LGA

Health

Centre for Addiction Medicine- Nepean

Phone:02 4734 1333 (Intake Number) Fax:02 4734 3145
Location: Nepean Hospital, Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747

Email:n/a

Web: n/a

Provides drug and alcohol counselling, consultation and liaison on drug and alcohol issues including drugs in pregnancy. Also operates medical specialist outpatient clinics, 15 bed inpatient detoxification unit and outpatient based detoxification programs.

Hours: 24 hours

Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)

Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Like Mind

Phone: (02)  8880 8111  Fax:(02)  8880  8112
Location: 109 Henry  Street,

Penrith  NSW 2750

Email: .likemindpenrith@ucmh.org.au

Web: http://www.likemind.org.au

LikeMind is a service for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers. You can access a range of community and health services in one location. We work together, and with you, to address your mental health needs and any other concerns you may have.

Your journey begins with a trained healthcare professional, working with you to understand your specific needs, listening to your goals, and helping you develop a Coordinated Care Plan to achieve them. We will then connect you with the services you need, like:

  • Mental Health care
  • Drug and Alcohol services
  • Employment and Training support
  • Housing assistance
  • Access to GPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and more.

Hours: Mon-Friday 9am-5pm

Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)

Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Mental Health Association

Phone:02 9339 6000 Fax:02 9339 6066
Location:Level 5, 80 William Street, East Sydney, NSW, 2011

Email: info@wayahead.org.au

Web:www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/mental-health

Description: Provides information for people who have a Mental Illness, carers, Advocates,Telephone Support Lines

Hours:9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:Yes (lift, accessible toilet on level 10)

Area Served: NSW

Centre of Addiction Medicine Nepean

Phone:02 4734 1333 (Intake Number)Fax:02 4734 3145
Location: Nepean Hospital, Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747

Email:n/a

Web: n/a

Description:  Provides drug and alcohol counselling, consultation and liaison on drug and alcohol issues including drugs in pregnancy. Also operates medical specialist outpatient clinics, 15 bed inpatient detoxification unit and outpatient based detoxification programs.

Hours: 24 hours

Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)

Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Advantage Psychology

Phone:02 96230270Fax:02 96234166
Location: Suite 2a Astley Centre,
Cnr Mamre Rd and Great Western Hwy, St Marys NSW 2760

Email: info@advantagepsychology.com.au

Web:  www.advantagepsychology.com.au

Description:Advantage Psychology provides a range of psychological assessment and treatment services for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Counselling is provided by experienced and university trained professional psychologists. Provides counselling services to Worker’s Compensation clients and can conduct psychological testing and career counselling. Provides group therapy for chronic pain management, post natal depression and children with anxiety.

Hours: 8.00am – 6.30pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes (Disable car park, ramp and room access)

Area Served: Penrith

Blue Mountains Local Health Network Mental Health Services

Phone:1800 650 749 Fax:n/a
Location:Nepean Hospital, Barber Av, Kingswood, NSW 2750

Contact: Intake Officer

Email:n/a

Web:n/a

Description:Assessment and referral for the community to access mental health services

Hours:24 hours

Disability Access:  Yes (Ground floor assessment facility.)

Area Served: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

Penrith Mental Health Service

Phone:02 4732 9450 Fax:02 4732 9442 
Location:10 – 14 Soper Place, PENRITH, NSW 2750

Email:n/a

Web:n/a

Description:Provides Mental Health Services in the region of SWAHS – Sydney West Area Health Services.

Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:  Penrith

John Blythe Child Psychology Blacktown

Phone:02 9622 9610 Fax:02 9622 6044
Location: Level 1 81-83Richmond Rd Blacktown

Email: info@childpsychology.net.au

Web:n/a

Description: Diagnosis & treatment for a range of children & family challenges

including Learning difficulties, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Behaviour Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Social Skills

Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:  Blacktown

Western Sydney University New Psychology Clinic

Phone:(02) 9852 5222 Fax:02 4732 9442 
Location:The Psychology Clinics
Western Sydney University
Building BA
Penrith Campus (Werrington South)

Great Western Highway
Kingswood

Email: psychclinic@westernsydney.edu.au

Web: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/school-of-social-sciences-and-psychology/ssap/psychology_clinic

Description:The Western Sydney University Psychology Clinics offers; Psychological testing of children, adolescents and adults.

  • This includes the assessment of learning, intelligence and memory.Psychological treatment for children, adolescents and adults requiring assistance with;
    • Anxiety disorders (including panic attacks, fears, phobias and worries)
    • Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders
    • Depression or low mood
    • Low self-esteem
    • Stress
    • Behavioural problems
    • Post-traumatic stress

Hours: 9am– 4.30pm, Monday – Friday Appointments are available Monday to Friday.

Disability Access:  Yes

Area Served: Kingswood Campus 

Penrith Community Health Centre

Phone:02 4732 9400 Fax:02 4732 9442 
Location:10 – 14 Soper Place, PENRITH, NSW 2750

Email:n/a

Web: www.wsahs.nsw.gov.au

Description:Provides Mental Health Services in the region of SWAHS – Sydney West Area Health Services.

Hours: 8 .30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:  Penrith

Smart Recovery Penrith

Phone:02 9373 5100 Fax:02 9373 5199
Location:Nepean Hospital Detox Unit,
cnr Somerset St and Great Western Highway,
Kingswood NSW 2747

Email: smartrecovery@srau.org.au

Web: www.smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au

Description:SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) is a self help program that teaches practical skills that assists individuals to recover from all addictions. The SMART recovery 4-point program uses a variety of tools and techniques that help individuals gain independence from addictive behaviours. Focusing on the here and now and making changes to your lifestyle as you progress towards achieving a healthy life balance.

Hours: Mon 5-6:30pm (doors close 5:20pm)

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:  Penrith

St John of God Hospital

Phone:02 4570 6100 Fax:02 4571 1552
Location:177 Grose Vale Road North Richmond, NSW 2754

Email: info.richmond@sjog.org.au  

Web: www.sjog.org.au

Description:St John of God Hospital Richmond is a private psychiatric hospital providing comprehensive and all-inclusive mental health care services in a supportive setting.Group programs at St John Hosptal use an all-inclusive approach to mental health care and include access to an exercise physiologist, diversional therapist, social welfare officer, diet/nutritional advisor, art/craft program, yoga sessions and religious associates, along with individual psychology consultations.

Hours: n/a

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served: Richmond

Sydney West Mental Health Services Hawksbury CO- ordinator Care Team

Phone:02 4587 7599 Fax:02 4577 2197
Location:8 Ross St, Windsor NSW 2756

Email:N/A

Web:

Description:Provides mental health services to local residents. Services include case management, rehabilitation, specialist treatment services, education, support, and biopsychosocial assessment of consumer needs

Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet,)

Area Served:Hawkesbury

Westmead Hospital- Department of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry

Phone:02 9633 1030 Fax:02 9687 1425
Location: Redbank House, Institute Rd, Westmead NSW 2145

Email: redbank-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Web: N/A

Description: Provides day patient & Outpatient Services for children or adolescents (and their families) with Severe emotional, behavioural & Psychiatric disorders services include Early Childhood Unit, Child & Family Unit Acute Adolescent unit Alternative Care Clinic & School Services

Hours: 24 Hours( Acute Adolescent Unit)  Mon-Fri 8:30- 5pm Office

Contact  Intake Officer

Eligibility: Age 0-4 (Early Childhood Unit) Age 5-11 (Child & Family Unit) Age 12-18 (Adolescent & Family Unit & Acute Adolescent Unit)

Disability Access: Yes (parking ramp)

Area Served:NSW

White Rose Psychology

Phone: 1300-35-40-68 Fax:

Location: Level 1, 46 Station St

Penrith N.S.W 2750

Email: enquiries@whiterosepsychology.com.au

Web: www.whiterosepsychology.com.au

Description: We Provide Treatment to Children (aged from 2+) for a wide range issues, along with individual treatment to young people. Our adult clinic provides individual & group therapy to adults with mental illness.

Hours:8:30am – 5pm

Disability Access: Yes (parking)

Area Served: Penrith 

Wentworth Healthcare

Phone: 02 4708 8100  Fax: 02 9673 6856

Location: Level 1, Suite 1, Werrington Park Corporate Centre, 14 Great Western Highway Kingswood NSW 2747.

                      Postal Address: WHL, Blg BR, Level 1, Suite 1, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751 

Email: on the website

Web: www.nbmphn.com.au

Description:Nepean Blue Mountains PHN (NBMPHN) is dedicated to supporting the right health services for our local community.

Our role is to identify what health services are needed in the Nepean and Blue Mountains communities and how we can bridge any gaps there may be in the provision of these services.

Hours:9:00am – 5pm

Disability Access: Yes (parking)

Area Served: Penrith 

Penrith Psychology

Phone: 0431 254 737 Fax:

Location:Suite 3004, Level 3, Borec House, 29-57 Station Street 2750 Penrith Australia

Email:

Web: http://www.penrithpsychology.com.au

Description: Bulk-Billing Psychologists at Westfield by Penrith Station
Vaughan Lapthorne, Joseph Lien, Louise Cridland
We are committed to accessibility of Mental Health care services. We offer:
-bulk-billing for patients referred under Medicare’s Better Access program 
-after-hours and weekend appointments
-HICAPS claiming available for private health cover
-sessions available in Mandarin language with Joseph
We provide a range of psychological services for Adults, Children and Adolescents, addressing issues such as:
-Depression and Anxiety
-Relationship Counselling
-Drug, Alcohol and Gambling Dependency
-Domestic Violence
-Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling
-Workplace Bullying and Harassment 
-Grief and Loss
-Career and Life Changes 
-Adolescent Issues
-Anger Management
-Phobias
-Psychological Trauma

Hours:8:30am – 5pm

Disability Access: Yes (parking)

Area Served: Penrith 

Income and Employment

Nova Employment

Phone:02 4721 3335 Fax: 02 4721 3992
Location: 20 Belmore st soper place St, Penrith NSW 2750

Email:penrith@novaemployment.com

Web: www.novaemployment.com.au

Description:NOVA Employment is a community based, non-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Government to assist people who have a disability, or permanent medical condition, find and maintain a job, by provideing a comprehensive service, assisting people to identify career goals, develop pre-employment skills, and once employed provide ongoing support.

Hours:  8.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served:Penrith LGA 

Law and Justice

Guardianship Tribunal of NSW

Phone:02 9556 7600, 1800 463 928 Fax:02 9555 9049

Contact: TTY: 02 9556 7634
Location:

Level 3, 2a Rowntree St, Balmain NSW 2041

Mail: Locked Bag 9, Balmain NSW 2041

Email:gt@gt.nsw.gov.au

Web:www.gt.nsw.gov.au

Description:Legal tribunal with the power to appoint guardians and financial managers for adults with disabilities incapable of making their own important lifestyle decisions. Can also provide substitute medical consent for those unable to give consent themselves, if there is no person responsible, or if the person or
person responsible objects to the proposed treatment.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  Yes (parking, lift, accessible toilet, hearing loop)

Area Served:NSW

Mental Health Advocacy Service

Phone:02 9745 4277 Fax: 02 9744 6936 

Location:4th Floor, 74-76 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW 2134

Mail: PO Box 1350, Burwood NSW 1805

Email: n/a

Web: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Description:Provides legal aid in matters under the Mental Health Act, Guardianship Act and Protected Estates Act. Services include representation of people detained in psychiatric hospitals, at hearings before a magistrate or the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Also provides representation in guardianship matters and matters under the Protected Estates Act.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  Yes (Lift)

Area Served:NSW

General Support Services

Aftercare- Personal Helpers & Mentors

Phone:02 4720 9700 Fax:   02 4720 9799

Location: 252 Great Western Highway Kingswood 2747

Email: n/a

Web: www.aftercare.com.au

Description:

Only people over 16 years old are eligible

The Personal Helpers & Mentors program takes a strengths-based recovery approach to supporting people with a severe functional limitation resulting from a severe mental illness.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:Penrith

Beyond Blue

Phone:1300 22 4636Fax: n/a

Location:

Email: on the website

Web: www.beyondblue.org.au

Description:Works to increase community awareness of depression, anxiety and related disorders, resource people living with depression with information about treatments, develop early intervention programs and improve training and support for GPs

Hours:n/a

Disability Access:  n/a

Area Served:National

Flourish Australia

Phone: (02) 9393 9000 Fax: (02) 8756 5050

Call 1300 779 270 to be connected to your closest Flourish Australia office.

Location:  5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Postal address: 5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Email: on the website

Web: www.flourishaustralia.org.au

Description: At Flourish Australia we prefer the term mental health issues but recognise that others use the term mental illness.  We take that position as we know many people who believe that what they experience is not an ‘illness’ but part of the continuum of the human experience.

Hours:n/a

Disability Access: yes

Area Served: n.s.w

Mental Health Carers ARAFMI (NSW)

Phone:02 9332 0700Fax:02 9332 0778

Location: Suite 501, 80 William St, East Sydney NSW 2011

Email: info@arafmi.org

Web: www.arafmi.org

Description: ARAFMI Provides support & advocacy for families & of people living with mental illness or disorders

Hours: 9am-5pm monday-friday

Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp)

Area Served: NSW, 

National Association for Loss & Grief NSW

Phone:02 9489 6644Fax:

Location: n/a

Email: griefsupport@live.com.au

Web: www.nalag.org.au

Description:Encourages and promotes professional and community education in the areas of loss and grief. Is able to provide assistance in referrals to counsellors for individual counselling and grief support to those suffering the effects of loss and grief. Other Services: Blue Healers Depression, Stress and Anxiety Program, Seasons for Growth Children’s Program, Partners in Depression

Hours: monday-friday 9am-5pm

Disability Access: Yes (Parking, ramp)

Area Served: NSW

Parramatta Mission

Phone:02 9891 2277Fax:02 9891 4577

Location: Parramatta Mission
119 Macquarie Street Parramatta NSW 2150

Email: wecare@parramattamission.org.au

Web: www.parramattamission.org.au

Description: Provides services to people who are homeless, facing crisis and living with mental illness.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday

Disability Access: n/a

Area Served: Western Sydney 

St Mary’s/ Penrith Psychological Services Pty Ltd (SMPPS)

Phone:02 47 316 516 Fax:02 47 316 226

Location: 169 Jamison Road, Penrith N.S.W 2750

Email: n/a

Web: www.stmaryspsychservices.com.au

Description: The St Marys / Penrith Psychological Services (SMPPS) provides an extensive range of resources and support to individuals, professionals, community agencies and government departments. These offered services cover many aspects of the human journey. They aim to help empower the individual to live life maximally. 

Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday: Some Saturdays Appointments outside these times by negotiation Home visits possible

Disability Access:  There is some off street parking, as well as disability access.

Area Served: Nepean Area 

Western Sydney Suicide Prevention and Support Group

Phone:0402 627 696Fax: n/a

Location: n/a

Mail: PO Box 139, Penrith NSW 2751

Email: admin@supportaftersuicide.com.au

Website: www.supportaftersuicide.com.au

Description: If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger please seek urgent assistance.

Hours:

Disability Access: n/a

Area Served: Western Sydney 

PRA St Mary’s -Recovery & Resource Service Program (RASP)

Phone:02 9690 8974Fax: 02 9623 3140

Location:  Shop3, 211-217 Queen St, St Marys NSW 2760

Email:  stmarys@pra.org.au

Web:www.pra.org.au

Description: This program is aimed at improving outcomes for people with a mental illness by offering them opportunities to be engaged in quality mainstream community activities and through support in the development of personal life pathways.

Hours: Mon-Fri  – 8:30am- 4:30pm

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Blacktown, Penrith, St Marys

Way Ahead

Phone:02 9339 6000Fax: 02 9623 3140

Location:  Level 5,80 William St

Woolloomooloo N.S.W 2011

Email:  directory@wayahead.org.au

Web: www.wayahead.org.au

Description: Free Information – Fact Sheets, Anxiety Forums and School Seminars. Free Support Groups for Anxiety Disorders. Promotion – Mental Health Month, Workplace

Hours: Mon-Fri  -9am–5pm

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: N.S.W

Schizophrenia Fellowship NSW Telephone Hotline

Phone:02 9879 2600  (1800 985 944)Fax: 02 9879 2699

Location:  n/a

Email:  admin@sfnsw.org.au

Web:www.sfnsw.org.au

Description: Used for people living with mental illness as an opportunity to receive support, information and referrals to appropriate mental health services. The telephone helpline also offers an Outreach service which provides regular individual contact to people living with mental illness from trained volunteers.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday

Disabiln/aity Access: n/a

Area Served: NSW

Suicide Call Back Service

Phone:1300 659 467  Fax: n/a

Location:  n/a

Mail:  PO Box 2335, Footscray VIC 3011

Email: enquires@crisissupport.org.au

Web: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Description:  A free, nationwide telephone support service, staffed by people with professional qualifications. Operating 24/7, our expert counsellors call you at a time that suits you, and provide support through

 

Email:

up to six, 50 minute counselling sessions..

Hours:24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Disability Access: n/a

Area Served:National

Sydney West Area Health Service- Mental Health Consumer Network

Phone:02 9845 5555 Fax: 02 9845 5000

Location:Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145

Email: WSLHD-WMExecutive@health.nsw.gov.au 

Web: www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Description: Western  Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Services support people across the lifespan with a range of mental illnesses and disorders.  We provide specialist services relating to prevention through to early detection, early intervention, triage, assessment, acute and sub-acute care, and various levels of treatment and ongoing support in the community.

Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Disability Access: Yes (Wheelchair accessible)

Area Served:Western Sydney 

The Compassionate Friends NSW Bereaved Parent Center

Phone: 02 9290 2355 Fax: 02 9290 2445 

Location:   Level 4, Room 404, 32 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

Email: info@thecompassionatefriends.org.au

Web: www.thecompassionatefriendsnsw.org.au

Description: Provides support and care for families (parents, grandparents, siblings) where a child has died at any age through any cause. All carers are volunteers and bereaved parents. Support groups are around NSW in -Sydney City-Campbelltown-Miranda-Bega-Bowral-Central Coast-Dubbo-Forbes-Grafton-Griffith-Hawkesbury-Inverell-Lismore-Murwillumbah-Musswellbrook-Nelson Bay-Newcastle-Nowra-Orange-Parkes-Queanbeyan-Singleton-Tamworth-Tweed Heads-Walcha and Young

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-3.00

Disability Access: No

Area Served:NSW

Transport

Great Community Transport Blue Mountains

Phone: 02 4759 2403Fax: 02 4759 2444

Location:  31 Hay Street, Lawson, NSW 2783

Postal Address: PO Box 124, Lawson, NSW 2783

Email:  miladj@gct.org.au

Web: www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au

Description: Provides special care, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport for eligible Blue Mountains clients, for local shopping, social outings and medical appointments.

Hours:8.30 – 12.00pm and 12.30 – 4pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes (wheelchair accessible, toilet, parking)

Area Served:Blue Mountains LGA

Great Community Transport Penrith

Phone: 02 4759 2403Fax: 02 4759 2444

Location:  99 Cox Avenue, Kingswood, NSW 2750

Postal Address: PO Box 124, Lawson, NSW 2783

Email: miladj@gct.org.au

Web: www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au

Description: Provides special care, wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport for eligible Blue Mountains clients, for local shopping, social outings and medical appointments.

Hours:8.30 – 12.00pm and 12.30 – 4pm Monday – Friday

Disability Access: Yes (wheelchair accessible, toilet, parking)

Area Served: Penrith LGA

Utilities

Medical Energy Rebates

Phone:1300 136 888 (Energy Info Line)Fax: n/a

Location: Energy suppliers

Email:n/a

Web: www.dtiris.nsw.gov.au

Description: For eligible customers who have an inability to self-regulate body
temperature when exposed to extremes (hot or cold) of environmental temperatures. Complete a Medical Energy Rebate Application Form available from your electricity supplier and have it signed by a doctor who has been treating you for at least three months. Return completed forms to your electricity supplier.

Hours:n/a

Disability Access: n/a

Area Served: NSW

Volunteering

Volunteer Referral Service

Phone: 02 4731 6523 Fax: n/a

Location:Suite 106, 114-116 Henry St, Penrith, NSW 2750

Email:n/a

Web: www.nepeanvolunteerservices.com.au

Description: Referral service which interviews, matches and refers people to volunteer work in the non-profit sector.

Hours:9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday

Disability Access: Yes (Lift, toilet)

Area Served:Penrith LGA