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DEPRESSION SUPPORT NETWORK Toowoomba Inc. Ph Spiritus Office 4639 3983 (ext 203) A/H Sue 0417 616 217 OR Alan 0412 332 003 600 Ruthven St , PO Box 1047 , Toowoomba 4350 Email: dsntoowoomba@gmail.com Website: www.dsn.org.au. Consumer Driven Holistic Peer Support

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DEPRESSION

SUPPORT

NETWORK

Toowoomba Inc

Ph Spiritus Office 4639 3983 (ext 203)

A/H Sue 0417 616 217 OR Alan 0412 332 003

600 Ruthven St, PO Box 1047, Toowoomba 4350

Email: dsntoowoomba@gmail.com

Website: www.dsn.org.au

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Consumer Driven

Holistic Peer Support

in Rural Queensland

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Who we are

The Organisation

  • Non Clinical
  • Not for profit
  • Volunteers
  • Non government organization
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Philosophy of DSN

MISSION STATEMENT

To support and educate people in our community affected by depression by building a network of caring people

MOTTO

There is always hope

You are not alone

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Where we started
  • Founding members, Max and Dan
  • First meeting, Jilly’s May 2006
  • Bell St Mall, First Resource Centre early 2007
  • Spiritus Hall, from November 2007
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What we are doing now
  • Education
  • Support
  • Advocacy
  • Training
  • Networking
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Education

  • Formal and informal
  • Support Groups
  • Public speaking
  • Media
  • Library
  • Forums
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Support

  • Support Groups
  • Resource centre
  • After hours contact numbers 24/7
  • Website with auto response
  • Workshops
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Advocacy

  • Government and non-government
  • Community
  • Personal
training
Training
  • Non-academicLived experienceComplimented by appropriate training
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Networking
  • Government Organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Individually
  • Variety of groups within the community
entry points diagram

DROP IN CENTRE

STAFF TRAINING

ADMIN

WEBSITE

PUBLIC EDUCATION

ADVOCACY

SUPPORT GROUPS

Entry Points diagram
max s vision
MAX’S VISION
  • A model that could be duplicated in other places
  • Holistic depression support
  • The vision has continued to develop despite changes in personnel.
who benefits
Who benefits?
  • Members
  • Clients
  • Community
  • Volunteers
difficulties and solutions
DIFFICULTIES AND SOLUTIONS
  • ILL HEALTH
  • DUAL DIAGNOSIS
  • FUNDING
  • FACILITIES
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Guiding principles
  • Consumer driven holistic peer support
  • Start small with a big vision
  • Encourage and support one another
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RELATIONSHIPS

UNDERPIN DSN

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THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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DEPRESSION

SUPPORT

NETWORK

Toowoomba Inc

Ph Spiritus Office 4639 3983 (ext 203)

A/H Sue 0417 616 217 OR Alan 0412 332 003

600 Ruthven St, PO Box 1047, Toowoomba 4350

Email: dsntoowoomba@gmail.com

Website: www.dsn.org.au