Advocate

You can join us in our mission to bring the mentally ill into the mainstream of life.

Many of our clients have faced any number of difficulties as a result of their illness. The discrimination and stigma that accompanies an illness prevents individuals seeking help, admitting their problem and getting on with their lives.

To reduce this problem we simply ask you to...

  • Be aware of and sensitive to mental illness as a disease like any other
  • Be understanding towards those with mental illness
  • Don't run away because you think you can't relate to someone with mental illness - you possibly have more in common than you think!
  • Employ them if you get the opportunity
  • Come and spend time with them at The Banyan if you are able