‘Hyde Park Boy’ – Length 4:11

Barrett is just over 30. He was on the streets at 13. He spent time in jail for manslaughter. He sleeps right outside a plush Sydney café. He has the cocky arrogance of a survivor of tough times and deep pain. He’s Chess Master of the Hyde Park boys.

‘Most people, if you live in a big city, you see some form of schizophrenia every day, and it’s always in the form of someone homeless. ‘Look at that guy – he’s crazy. He looks dangerous.’ Well, he’s on the streets because of mental illness. He probably had a job and a home’

Eric McCormack – ACTOR

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If you or someone you know is on the edge through mental illness or sleeping rough, the Exodus Foundation can offer assistance and advice through its Social Health & Wellbeing service and Crisis Intervention program

Click here for Social Health & Wellbeing Services

Click here for the Crisis Intervention Program

Many other kind hearted organisations and Government bodies are also there to help. Links to just some are provided. They are offered in good will to simply assist you in starting your search. There are more organisations in all states which may suit your needs better.

Some other links to Info and Advice

Mental Illness Explained

Around 20% of adults are affected by some form of mental disorder every year. Get the facts from SANE Australia the national mental health charity.

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Telephone: 1800 187 263

Mental Illness Service

Find The Help You Need, Now. Tips & Info for finding support.

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Telephone: 13 11 14

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

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Newstart Allowance

Financial help if you are looking for work. It supports you while you do activities that may increase your chances of finding a job.

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