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