Compeer Friendship Program - Western Sydney

Service Description

A community mental health program that aims to improve the quality of life and self-esteem of adults (above 18 years) with a mental illness through one-to-one friendship with a caring volunteer. Friends meet up regularly for simple social activities, such as grabbing a bite to eat, going for a walk or visiting a local attraction. A Compeer friendship addresses the stigma and isolation associated with mental illness, and provides a rewarding and social volunteer experience.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (Office hours)


Referral System

GP or Specialist

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Interpreter Services Available

Disability Access

Yes. Ramp, Lift

Organisational Information

Area Served

Western Sydney LHD; South Western Sydney; Penrith

Parent Organisation

St Vincent de Paul Society

Postal Address

PO Box 5




Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 2 May 2019