Authors: The Schizophrenia Fellowship of South Queensland
Event: 1995 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: QLD
Award level: Bronze
Award category: Partnership Award
Abstract: The Camp and Recreation Sub Committee of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of South Queensland Inc. is responsible for the provision of holiday camps and some other recreational areas for members of the fellowship and consumers of the Brisbane Metropolitan Area Community Psychiatric Clinics. Initiated by an enthusiastic carer in 1989 with the help of consumers and other carers the Camp and Recreation Committee now has a membership of fellowship staff, consumers, carers and clinic staff. Camps are held 3-4 times a year over a 3 day period. Monthly barbeques are held at a city based garden facility (Southbank). Consumers have been involved since the beginning of this project. Questionnaires have been used to ensure that consumers needs are generally being met. Inexpensive State Government, church and community organisation site are used for camps held approximately 2 hours drive from Brisbane. Longer distances, travelling by train with a long stay camp have also recently been successfully attempted. Description of Facility/Organisation: The Schizophrenia Fellowship of South Queensland Inc. is a non-government organisation established by carers and currently staffed by administrative personnel and a recreation officer. The fellowship aims to help people who suffer from Schizophrenia and their families.