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)

Accessibility

Referral System

GP or Specialist

Service Fees

No

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

Petersham

NSW

2049

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities

Yes

Last Updated: 2 May 2019

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