The Mental Health Legal Services Project (MHLSP) is one of 22 not-for-profit organisations nominated for a ZEST Western Sydney Community Sector Award.
The Zest awards are presented today in Parramatta. Other nominees in the not-for-profit category include Richmond Community Services’ Rage Project and the Child Psychologist Project run by Bonnie Women’s Refuge.
The MHLSP nomination recognises the work of pilot projects at the
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma
Survivors (STARTTS) and the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
The MHLSP solicitor at STARTTS, Anne Mainsbridge (pictured), provides legal information, advice, advocacy, casework and referrals to many
STARTTS clients across Western Sydney in areas as diverse as criminal law,
family law, consumer law and care and protection matters.
MHLSP solicitor at MDAA, Nancy Walker, works with MDAA’s disability advocates, increasing
their skills and knowledge about how the law works in NSW. MDAA clients, who
would often have great difficulty accessing the law, can now have their problem
dealt with in a satisfactory and professional manner.
The ZEST Awards are an annual event that recognise outstanding
contributions by non-government organisations operating across the Greater
Western Sydney region.
Further information about the Zest Awards is available online.