Who We Are

We are a community support group for the families and friends of people with a serious mental illness in the Inner South East region: the Cities of Stonnington, Port Phillip and Glen Eira as well as carers from outside these areas who might be seeking information and support.  We aim to:

– Share experiences
– Gain information on resources for people with a mental illness or psychiatric disability and their carers and circulate this information
– Keep abreast of the latest developments in mental health
– Invite speakers to our meetings from a range of areas relevant to mental health
– Act to protect and promote the interests of people with mental illness and their carers
– Help carers to become better informed so that both they, and those for whom they care, can lead more rewarding lives.

Our office is currently located at Alfred Mental and Addiction Health, Level 4, 549 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004, telephone 9076 4722.  A message can be left with reception or on voicemail if the office is unattended.

Our excellent small lending library can be accessed by leaving a phone message at our office – a list of titles can be emailed or mailed to you.

For membership of our group and to join the newsletter mailing list please email us on isfaf@alfred.org.au.  Membership is free and membership details are confidential.


Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, February through to November, commencing at 7.30pm.  We  invite guest speakers to talk on topics relevant to mental health and carer issues.  For more details see file: About Us December 2018

Meetings are held at:
Uniting (formerly Prahran Mission)
Fourth Floor
211 Chapel Street

Uniting is between High Street and Prahran Town Hall. Parking is available in Chapel Street, or in the car park behind JB HiFi. Please contact us on 9076 4722, or ring Judi Burstyner on 0425 723 746 for more information.


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ISFAF members Judy and Frank visiting a Balinese temple while on retreat.