Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2019

This year, Schizophrenia Awareness Week is from 19 to 26 May 2019. Join us at an event, spread awareness on social media and break down stigma! For more information click here.

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About Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Awareness Week (SAW) was created in 1986 by the then Schizophrenia Council of Australia, now MIFA, and is held in May every year to coincide with the week of World Schizophrenia Awareness Day (24 May).

People with schizophrenia are among the most highly stigmatised and socially marginalised people in our community. Through this Week, we and our partners aim to reduce stigma towards people affected by schizophrenia, encourage inclusive behaviour, bust myths about schizophrenia, and promote help-seeking by people affected by schizophrenia, their families and carers.

Every year, MIFA, its members and many partners around Australia promote national awareness raising through videos, social media, quizzes, posters, post-cards, and events around Australia.


MIFA is proud to support Out From the Mist

Out From The Mist is a new photography competition that is being run for the first time in Mental Health Week in 2019. MIFA is a proud sponsor of this new event that showcases photographic representations of mental health.

MIFA's Independent Chair, Mick Reid AM, will be one of the guest judges of the competition. We look forward to seeing all of the entries and the stories they tell. MIFA is excited to be a part of this new initative.

For more information and to enter from July 2019, visit the Out From The Mist website.


Shared Decision Making

This Mental Health Week 2018, we are sharing this short video on Shared Decision Making, which aims to help people become more active participants in their healthcare journey. It is a great starting point for people who want more involvement in decisions about their treatment but are unsure of how to ask the right questions and get involved.

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Contact Us

For MIFA enquiries contact the National Office:

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia 
National CEO -  Tony Stevenson

Street Address: QCOSS, Ground Floor, River Tower, 20 Pidgeon Close, West End QLD 4101
Postal Address: c/o QCOSS, PO Box 3786, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Telephone: 07 3004 6914

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