SANE Australia

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Year: 2003

Event: 2003 TheMHS Awards

Subject:

Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: VIC

Award level: Winner

Award category: Exceptional Contribution to Mental Health Services in Australia or New Zealand

Abstract: SANE Australia is committed to helping people affected by mental illness through campaigning for improved services and attitudes, educating to promote understanding, and conducting research which can make a difference. SANE has significantly contributed to improving the lives of people living with a mental illness and continues to work for an end to stigma, access to effective clinical treatments, a range of community support, and help for families and other carers. Over the years SANE has built a reputation for developing innovative programs to address to problems faced by consumers and carers, based on ongoing and meaningful consultation. SANE Australia is a national charity helping people affected by mental illness through education, research and campaigning for greater awareness of mental illness and better services. It is overseen by a Board of Directors, chaired by Professor John Funder. The day to day running of SANE Australia is overseen by Barbara Hocking, SANE Australia’s Executive Director, who manages 12 staff members. The organisation works in partnership with a range of consumer and carer groups, national peak bodies, universities, government departments and international alliances and is funded by donations, philanthropic trusts and government and health promotion agencies. Description of Facility/Organisation:

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