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 NDIS Programs
The 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.
Hercules House offers a friendly and positive environment in which those with a mental illness can engage in their choice of facilities and support; or activities and groups that encourage socialisation, development of useful life skills, and educational and supportive groups. Staff at Hercules House encourage active participation of members in activities and groups.
Activities run through Hercules House may include and are not limited to:
- Mental Illness information classes
- Personal Development
- Recreational fishing
- Fitness, Meditation and Yoga classes
- Computer programs
- Cooking classes
- External outings
- Gardening and Lawn Care Program
- Arts and Crafts
Please contact Hercules House for more information on the current program of activities and groups on 9199 6190 or email or come in and say hello, no referral required. Hercules House is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30 – 4.30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
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.
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
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.
In addition to the One Door NDIS program above, Uniting runs a Youth Enhanced Support Service (‘YESS”) and a Community Living Support (“CLS”) program at the Hub.