Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia
MIFSA is a community based, not for profit organisation delivering a range of programs and services for people affected by mental illness, carers and the community.
What we do
If you have a mental illness and need support to get the most out of daily life we can help you with rehabilitation and managing your recovery.
At MIFSA we understand that a diagnosis of mental illness affects families and loved ones as well as the individual and we provide support, education, counselling and respite for carers and families and friends. All our programs are delivered with the input and participation of people who themselves live with mental illness.
Find the right support service
We can help you find the right support services whether you are an individual with mental illness or a carer or family member. We run a broad range of services which include activity centres and programs, support groups, one-to-one support, respite, therapeutic groups, community education, peer worker training and personal mentoring.
We keep abreast of the latest research and treatments for mental illness and can help you with more than 30 fact sheets on mental illness. Titles include Understanding Schizophrenia, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, Understanding Depression, Be Loyal to Wellness, Cannabis and Psychosis, That's What it's like to be a Carer and Beautiful Minds Can Be Recovered.
We are committed to raising awareness that recovery from mental illness is possible. We aim to reduce discrimination and stigma around mental illness and we work with government, community groups and health services to promote understanding of mental illness and the rights of people with mental illness.
We are part of a national organisation of mental health service providers – the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA). MIFA is a not-for-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organisation of people with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.
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Peer to Peer Chat Sessions
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 1.30pm - 3pm
MIFSA Conference Room, 5 Cooke Terrace, Wayville
The journey to recovery is often one of discovery ...
of a new sense of self, new aspirations and fresh opportunities.
In our Peer to Peer Discovery Sessions, people with lived experience of various mental health challenges will present wonderful stories of recovery and discovery. Each session will focus on a particular psychiatric struggle, followed by the opportunity for people who share that illness to talk together about their own experiences, including challenges and personal approaches to wellness. These sessions are exclusively for people experiencing the illness being discussed.
Talking About …………….
9th April- Bipolar Affective Disorders
14th May - Psychosis
11th June - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder