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Contact Details

Office located at the rear of the Vinnies store
23 David Ln, Blacktown NSW 2148

Vanessa Julien

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Opening hours

  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM

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Compeer Program - Western Sydney

Compeer within the St Vincent de Paul Society aims to improve the quality of life and self-esteem of adults with a diagnosed mental illness through one-to-one friendship with a caring volunteer. Compeer promotes social inclusion and the reduction of stigma through friendship which is built around mutual trust, respect and understanding.

Getting Involved

Just one hour a week can provide friendship to someone who is lonely.

Over 45% of Australians, almost 1 in 2 Australian adults, will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. The social perception and stigma surrounding mental illness, along with symptoms of the illness, can lead to social isolation and loneliness.

Compeer seeks adult volunteers who are emotionally mature and non-judgmental to be matched in one-to-one friendship with someone of the same gender and similar age who is living with a mental illness in their local area. It’s a flexible and rewarding program that can fit around your current lifestyle - you meet your friend for an hour a week for a minimum committment of 12 months and enjoy social activities together in your local community.

More Information: http://www.compeer.org.au

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