About Us 

Our History

Our story began in 1983, as the Schizophrenia Fellowship of South Australia. 19 years later we became the Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia, to better reflect our scope and the needs of South Australians living with mental illness.

In 2006, we merged with the Mood Disorders Association of South Australia – and then, in July of 2017, we introduced a new name for a new era – Skylight Mental Health.

At Skylight, we are inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the potential in all of us to live well. We create environments of understanding, connection, optimism and courage through:

  • individual support
  • group activities
  • respite and
  • community education

We share a journey to empowerment with individuals, their friends and family and their carers.

Our Values


Discovery through shared learning


Humanity, lived experience, and importance of what happens between people


The hope and belief in possibility and the potential of each person


Resilience, commitment and a strength of spirit

Skylight Today

At Skylight, we firmly believe that mental health should not define someone. We value lived experience and peer-led programs, using them to enhance well-being and strengthen resilience.

We challenge the broader community to see mental health differently.

Our goals are to:

  • reduce discrimination
  • remove stigma around mental illness

We provide support and information, build community awareness and advocate for improved mental health policies and services.

Our role within the NDIS is essential – to bring choice and control to the people who need it most.

Find out how Skylight can support you today

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