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SVA Consulting and mental health

At SVA we recognise that mental health plays a vital role in boosting social inclusion and reducing disadvantage in Australia. It is inextricably linked to good outcomes in education, employment, housing, and culture. Our vision is that everyone in Australia has access to the support they need to sustain positive mental health and recover quickly from crisis or ill health.

SVA Consulting brings a deep understanding and strong track record within the mental health sector. We have supported a diverse range of organisations across the prevention, early intervention, crisis support and recovery spectrum, in a range of strategy, program design, outcomes management, evaluation and collaboration projects.

Further, SVA’s impact investing  team has contributed to improving mental health outcomes through initiatives such as the Resolve Social Benefit Bond and investments in a range of innovative social enterprises such as Vanguard Laundry Services, Ability Enterprises and Christie Centre. Over many years our Venture Philanthropy team has proudly supported a range of organisations that are achieving positive mental health outcomes such as AIME, Backtrack, Wings to Fly, Mimi’s House and Dismantle.

Case studies

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline Australia engaged SVA to support the design and development of a pilot crisis support service that utilises text messaging.

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Flourish Australia

Flourish Australia

SVA worked with Flourish Australia to understand the value of their Peer Operated Service and develop an outcomes dashboard.

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The Resolve SBB

The Resolve SBB

The Resolve SBB is Australia’s first social impact investment aimed at improving mental health outcomes.

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Insights

The value of a peer operated service

The value of a peer operated service

SVA’s analysis of a peer operated mental health service reveals just how and why this approach is so valuable.

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Social procurement success: what it takes

Social procurement success: what it takes

Vanguard Laundry Services exemplifies what is required to benefit from social procurement opportunities.

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Movember: changing a system collaboratively

Movember: changing a system collaboratively

When you harness the wisdom of diverse stakeholders, develop a shared perspective and galvanise collaboration.

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