Mental Illness Fellowship Australia

Do you need more information or support about psychosis or other mental illness for yourself or someone you care about?
Call 1800 985 944 to speak with a MIFA member in your state

MIFA Common Focus

As a group of long-standing membership based organisations, we currently have more than 100 ‘front doors’ across Australia. We are building a national network that delivers local solutions based on our common strengths

About Us

  • We know from experience that recovery of a better quality of life is possible for everyone affected by mental illness

  • We work with and alongside participants and members of our organisations in every program, whether as staff, managers, peers, volunteers or board members

  • Peers—consumers, carers, families, friends—are at the heart of all our program design, governance, delivery and evaluation—and our services are better for that

  • We work closely with families, carers and friends as well as the person with a mental illness, including those who are hard to reach

  • Our objectives are holistic -- we work to assist individuals and families in their journey to recover mental health, physical health, social connectedness and equal opportunity in all aspects of life.

  • We educate and advocate to help build a community where people with mental illness are accepted and valued, and where carers are supported and validated

  • Our national federation strengthens all of us in our efforts to be innovative and reflective in all of our practices -- and to become well-enough known to ensure no-one misses out on available help

  • We give priority to persuading funders, policy makers, politicians and potential corporate sponsors to invest in community resources which reflect these common strengths

  • We don’t do it all, nor do we want to – our collaborations with other service providers ensure that our front doors will always lead to the best local services

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Contact MI networks for support in your region 1800 985 944

 
   

Contact Us

For MIFA enquiries contact the National Office:

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia 

National CEO -  David Meldrum

Street Address: 5 Cooke Tce, WAYVILLE  SA  5034
Postal Address: PO Box 844, MARLESTON  SA  5033
Telephone: 08 8272 1018  


Email: mifa@mifa.org.au