Fi​​nalist for Volunteer of the Year

No​rthern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD)

Barbara Swain has made a phenomenal contribution to local mental health services and people who have experienced mental health issues.

Barbara established and coordinates a registered charity called the Mental Health Support Group which works collaboratively with the District in meeting the practical needs of many people accessing mental health services.

With a view to creating more warm and welcoming environments for people requiring hospital admission Barbara and the Mental Health Support Group provided 139 handmade patchwork quilts for the adult inpatient unit and 36 quilts for the child and adolescent unit.

Barbara is a fundraiser extraordinaire. She and her group raise around $40,000 per year.​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Wednesday 26 October 2016