The Foundation was established in early 1987.

Previously members had belonged to a group known as the Supporters for Living Skills, but decided that it was time to aim for a self sufficient, secure charitable organisation as an independent, incorporated, non-profit organisation with taxation benefit status for charitable donations and philanthropic bequests.


The Board of Directors consists of an honorary president, secretary and treasurer as well as additional directors including client members.


There is a combined board and general meeting for all members every third month.

All members and other interested parties are welcome. Contact us for the venue and date of the next meeting and come along.

One Door

The One Door NDIS programs recognises that people with a mental illness are often faced with significant challenges when reconnecting to their social and community networks both during and after recovery.

The NDIS programs at Hercules House have been discontinued for the moment. New programs are being considered and details will be announced as soon as possible.

Activities which ran at Hercules House in the past included:

  • Mental Illness information classes
  • Personal Development
  • Recreational fishing
  • Fitness, Meditation and Yoga classes
  • Computer programs
  • Cooking classes
  • External outings
  • Workshops
  • Gardening and Lawn Care Program
  • Arts and Crafts

NDIS Target Group

The NDIS Program aims to support people with a mental illness. It is important that members are willing to engage in their own recovery journey with the support of this program.

Volunteer Program

If you wish to assist the Foundation with its activities please email or telephone for details.

Who can help? We welcome help and ideas from all:

  • Interested volunteers
  • Young or older
  • Students or Retired
  • Working or Not working
  • Carers, Care recipients
  • You!

Other programs at Chatswood Recovery & Wellbeing Hub in Hercules Street

An initial consortium of Community Managed Organisations namely the Action Foundation, New Horizons, One Door Mental Health (formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW) and Uniting Care Mental Health ran programs at the Hub.

Uniting also runs a Youth Enhanced Support Service (‘YESS”) and a Community Living Support (“CLS”) program at the Hub.