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Consumer Activity Network (Mental Health) Inc. – Pitane Recovery Centre

Contact

Ms Desley Casey
Phone: (02) 8206 1841
Fax: (02) 9938 3886
Email: desley@canmentalhealth.org.au
Website: www.canmentalhealth.org.au

Address

PO Box 555
BALGOWLAH NSW 2093

"To enable, support and connect mental health consumers in their recovery, and advocate for their voices to be included across all levels of the mental health service system."

Vision:  We CAN - We CARE - The Future is in Our Hands.

The Intent of Consumer Activity Network (Mental Health) Inc.:

Community Connections:

  • Phone Connections - a national telephone peer support line for people living with mental illness.
  • Hospital to Home - providing practical assistance & peer support within first 28 days of discharge from the Liverpool & Campbelltown psychiatric inpatient units.

Information, Education & Training:

  • Becoming a Peer Support Worker Course
  • Busting Out of the Welfare & Poverty Cycle Courses
  • Creative Writing
  • Self Esteem Course
  • Thinking About Recover
  • Working with the Media
  • Understanding Evaluations Course

Pitane Recovery Centre Activities:

  • Art Alive
  • Men's Social & Support Group
  • Women's Coffee Club
  • Movie Club
  • Op Shop Tours

Fundraising & Other Activities:

  • Conferences
  • NSW Mental Health Consumer of the Year Awards
  • Donations

Voluntary & Paid Employment Opportunities:

  • Peer Support Workers
  • Independent Evaluation Assistants
  • Pitane Recovery Centre Facilitators

Voluntary Work Opportunities

  • Work Placement Scheme
  • Administration
  • CAN Board of Managemet
  • Events Management
  • Fundraising Committee Membership
  • Information, Education & Training Facilitators

Recent Accomplishments of Consumer Activity Network (Mental Health) Inc.:

  • Community Connections Project which consists of Phone Connections - a national telephone peer support line & a Hospital to Home teal.
  • NSW Mental Health Consumer of the Year Awards (2006, 2007 and will be hosted in 2008)
  • CAN Website:  www.canmentalhealth.org.au
  • Employed positions and establishment of the CAN Office
  • Fortnightly CAN FYI
  • Recovery Pathways Project
  • Busting Out of the Welfare & Poverty Cycle Project.