Narara (The Trust)

The Trust—Beyond the Stigma is a community and well-being program for people living with mental illness, as well as people in caring roles in the home and workplace.

The Trust community and well-being program in Narara

The Trust—Beyond the Stigma is a community and well-being program for people living with mental illness. It is also for those who care for people impacted by mental illness, through personal experience, or by supporting a family member, friend, or colleague in their workplace.

The Trust provides safe spaces and opportunities where people can be their authentic selves, connect with others, and learn new skills in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

Through peer-leadership and support the program builds the strengths, confidence and connections of participants with each other and the community.

The Trust relieves anxiety in social settings and helps people move forward in life. It does this through social groups, education, life skills, and creative opportunities.

Call to learn more (02) 4323 7731.

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How We Can Help

Who can participate in The Trust?

The Trust welcomes all adults on the Central Coast who are on a wellness journey across a broad spectrum of experiences and diagnoses, such as people with lived experience of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, trauma-related or other psychological conditions. 

We also encourage people who have experienced trauma in their workplace, such as frontline workers, veterans, and their family members, to join The Trust.

NDIS participants are welcome to attend, but having an NDIS package is not a requirement to participate.

How you can get involved in The Trust

Open access days

Visit The Trust at Lerida House, Narara, for a tour, meet and chat with others, watch, listen, or take a stroll around the gardens:
- Every Monday 9:30am-12:30pm
- Every Wednesday 9:30am-2pm

Participate in group wellness activities

Café, arts, craftwork, ceramics, refurbishment/recycling, music, cooking and gardening.

Join in a shared lunch

We welcome participants to share a lunch every Wednesday—bring a plate to share, or just join in.
Cafe is also open for cappuccino's, tea and biscuits.

Online training and education sessions

Join an online or face-to-face training or education session. Previous training examples include Mental Health First Aid Certificate and Café Supervision Certificate. Visit an open access day for more information.

Become a volunteer

Engage in a mentorship, volunteer, or student placement role. Email

Be a facilitator or guest speaker

Do you have a topic that would be suitable for our program? Email

Sponsor or donate towards The Trust

We welcome donations of funds, time, energy, tools, equipment, and materials.
Please contact Rhonda on (02) 4323 7731 or

The Trust

Where to find us

Lerida House

21 Bellbowrie Avenue
Narara, NSW 2250

(02) 4323 7731


Lerida House Opening Hours
Mondays to Thursday
9:00am to 4:30pm

Mental Health Support

Our mental health support services are open to anyone aged 18 and over, whose lives have been impacted by mental illness.

Family & Carers Support

We have a designated worker who is dedicated to supporting families, working holistically within the family unit.

Respite Accommodation

We offer short-stay accommodation for carers and individuals that are experiencing mental health issues.