WayAhead – the Mental Health Association NSW is a community based organisation and registered charity that plays a central role in educating the community about mental health.
WayAhead provides free information through services such as the telephone services; Mental Health Information Line – 1300 794 991 and the Anxiety Information Line – 1300 794 992, as well as the WayAhead Online Directory of mental health services.
We provide support for Anxiety Disorders through WayAhead Anxiety Support groups, and our 12 week Self-Help Anxiety Courses. We provide free Mental Health education through Understanding Anxiety Forums, Small Steps seminars for primary school teachers and parents, and through our WayAhead websites and fact sheets.
We promote awareness for better mental health through programs such as October’s Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Matters Awards, Stress Less Day and Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, the Workplace Health Promotion Network and the Young and Parenting Project.
We are funded by NSW Health and other agencies, as well as private donations and bequests.
For more than 80 years we have had the same goal: to show people the WayAhead from mental illness.