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What we do

MIFSA offers a range of programs and services for people experiencing mental illness and for their family and friends who care for them. We provide support and information, build community awareness and advocate for improved mental health policy and services.

At MIFSA we talk about "sharing the journey" which means walking alongside people in their recovery and carer journeys. We value lived experience and peer led programs, leading to outcomes which enhance wellbeing and strengthen resillience.

Find the right support services

We can help you find the right support services whether you are an individual with a mental illness, a carer, friend or family member. MIFSA delivers a broad range of services which include group programs, individual programs, family support programs, carer support programs, residential respite accommodation programs, and education and training.

MIFSA is also a Mi Networks service provider and can connect you to relevant information, peer support, community networks and personalised referrals.


We offer tailored and up-to-date information to assist you, your family members, friends and carers. If we don't have the information you require, we will help you find it. Access the Mi Networks information sheets here.

Community education

We are committed to raising public awareness that recovery from mental illness is possible. We aim to reduce discrimination and stigma around mental illness as we work with government, community groups and health services to promote understanding and the rights of people with mental illness.

Our fellowship

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. You can find out more about MIFA here.

Contact Us


Phone: 1800 985 944

Email:   mifsa@mifsa.org

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"Life has changed from feeling hopeless, overwhelmed and not being able to get off the couch, to hopeful, engaged and looking forward to the future." 

MIFSA Participant