To succeed in our aims to create a community where everyone can be a full and included member of our community regardless of mental illness, we recognise the need to change both policy and the health system as well as address stigma and community prejudices.
We understand that we won't have fulfilled our purpose as an organisation unless we are an active, intelligent and considered participant in important community debates that impact on the people who use our services.
Our community engagement work happens at a local level through our services and via the work of senior staff who are constantly in contact with relevant policy and decision makers.
We also have plans to increase our engagement in public debates through greater participation in community events, the popular media and a range of social media networks.
By sharing stories and giving consumers their own voice, we hope to show the way to a vision for an inclusive, equal and supportive community for everyone living with mental illness.
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Pictured: Neami Thomastown staff supporting White Ribbon Day