Illawarra Committee

One Door Mental Health Illawarra Committee

One Door Mental Health Illawarra (Committee) is a group of dynamic local leaders supporting the work of One Door in the Illawarra area.

The Committee started its life as the Light and Hope Committee in 2004 with the purpose of improving mental health services in the Wollongong area. In 2004 the Committee commenced a partnership with Schizophrenia Fellowship (now One Door) to develop new services for their community, in particular a Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a particular model of psychosocial rehabilitation for people with mental illness, which has been pioneered in Australia by One Door.

The Committee continues to advocate for a Clubhouse and is currently funding a part time Light and Hope Clubhouse in Wollongong run by One Door. Recent fundraising successes through various activities, including the Illawarra Top Model (ITC) and Corporate Luncheons have raised the profile of the organization and increased income.

  • Find One Door Light and Hope Wollongong calendar and One Door Illawarra Men's Groups calendar here
  • Light and Hope Clubhouse website

The Committee is chaired by Professor Frank Deane, supported by:

Janine Cullen OAM Deputy Chair
James Hogg Secretary
Robyn Rasa Treasurer
Lynne Hutton
Robyn te Velde
Terry Wetherall
Karen Burdett
Roy Rogers
Kylie Myler
Judith Simons regional manager One Door
Deb Byrne area leader One Door

If you would like to help support mental health services in the Illawarra:

  • you can give now by clicking the Donate Button  DonateNow
  • or contact the Committee by using the form below:

One Door Illawarra Contact Form

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