The Mental Health Association NSW (MHA), now known as WayAhead, is the
oldest mental health charity in NSW and the 3rd oldest charity. We are
working towards making our community a happy, understanding and
MHA was officially formed as the NSW Council for Mental Hygiene in 1932. After the Second World War (1956) the organisation became known as the NSW Association for Mental Health. It was under this title that the association became prominent.
From the 1960s the MHA has parented a number of groups that have formed in order to meet the specific needs of various members of the community. This includes the Alzheimer's Association; the Association for Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI); and the Companionship & Help for Unmarried Mothers Service (CHUMS).
The role of WayAhead has changed at various times since its inception. The current vision addresses parallel perspectives, finding common ground in the goal of working towards creating a community where people who have, or have had mental illness participate to their full potential in the community and the community takes seriously their own and their communities mental health.
Today WayAhead is active promoting mental health awareness and community wellbeing by providing :
OUR Vision is for a society that values, promotes and protects mental health and wellbeing for its citizens.
Are donations tax deductible? Yes
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.