Mental Health Community Support
Beautiful Minds Bankstown is a group made up of people of all ages who are community volunteers. We are passionate about supporting, advocating and raising awareness for mental health recovery in the Bankstown area and are committed to breaking down stigma and promoting community involvement.
We officially started in 2016 as a branch of Beautiful Minds Community Committee, Macarthur (please see http://beautifulminds.net.au for more about their work in the Campbelltown area) and we are a sub-committee of One Door Mental Health - formally known as Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc - (http://www.onedoor.org.au/), a non-government community based non-profit charity which has been supporting people with a mental illness for over 25 years.
Community acceptance, support and involvement for people with mental health issues so they can live fulfilled and productive lives.
How We Do This
- Fundraising towards programs and activities
- Community Education around Mental Health
- Building friendships
How You Can Help
- a volunteer committee member
- a volunteer to help with projects
- an organisation or business that will support or partner with us
We'd love you to be part of our
Mental Health Recovery efforts
Come and join us!
It's Tough Having a Mental Health Issue
Mental Health impacts every part of life and how it is lived.
Minds can feel fractured, fragmented and disconnected.
Thoughts affect feelings which affect beliefs.
Negative beliefs and self talk can fill the mind.
Stigma and unacceptance makes this worse.
Sometimes the pain inside is so unbearable it has to stop.
But there's hope!
Beautiful Minds Bankstown is working toward helping people with mental health issues in their recovery through supporting services in the Bankstown area.
Please see our When You Need Help page for support organisations in Bankstown.
Sometimes, even though you'd like to help by volunteering, this may not be an option.
If you'd like to support our work by giving a donation, please do so using one of the methods below.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.
Beautiful Minds Bankstown
and paste it in the Message section on the
One Door Mental Health Give Now donation page
so the donation comes to us.
The photo of Banksia ericifolia Little Eric used on our pages is one of the species of flowers named after Sir Joseph Banks, the famous naturalist and patron of science, who came out with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour when the English discovered Australia.
Bankstown, our suburban area, was also named after him as was the local hospital's mental health unit.
This photo was taken by one of the caring psychiatrists and is used with his permission. We would like to thank Cas for allowing us to do so and for his continued support.
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