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My Story: Jane, caring for a son with schizophrenia
In our series of videos for Mental Health Month watch this engaging interview with Jane, who cares for her son, diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The Professor Marie Bashir Centre was opened in 2014 has been designed to be a place of healing and recovery. It was built at a cost of $67 million centre has been purpose built to help people with mental health issues.
The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO as the patron of our new centre. Professor Bashir has had a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of those with mental illness. She gained her medical qualifications 1956, before teaching and working in children's services, psychiatry and indigenous health. In her role as NSW Governor, Professor Bashir was a champion for countless causes including juvenile justice, research on adolescent depression, health issues in developing countries, education for health professionals, and new technologies to enhance health service delivery.
The centre is integrated with community mental health services to ensure people can get back to school, work, family and friends as soon as possible. The centre is a warm, calm environment with beautiful murals, peaceful garden spaces and colourful common areas for patients and visitors.
The Professor Marie Bashir Centre hosts a range of services including: