Our Sunnyside

Dreams & Aspirations 

 Our dream and aspirations for Sunnyside are to be known and trusted by participants, their family, supporters and the community for the provision of valued supports and services and for our unwavering commitment to co-designing services that spark happiness and meaningful outcomes for the people supported. 

To understand just how deep our passion and commitment runs, please know that many of us have had our own experiences, either personally, or through supporting a loved one with a mental health condition or a disability.   

While our experiences are all different, one thing is certain. We understand. We get it because we have lived it too and our collective experiences have paved the way for Sunnyside Australia to rise. 

We might not always be perfect, but we promise you this, we genuinely care about the people who choose Sunnyside. We'll always do our best to see and focus on a person’s strengths.  We believe in each person's ability to live a happy, meaningful & fulfilling life and hold a space & support each and every person to live a life they love! 

We have big plans for the future and the only way we work is together.  For us, our experiences have ignited the fire to create a supportive and safe Sunnyside community that offers real opportunities for people to strengthen their skills, boost their community connectedness and really be involved in, and contribute to their community.

We value the richness and wisdom that diversity, difference and lived experience brings to the world and we will actively find ways for the voice of our people to be heard and included. At Sunnyside, we invite people to engage in the design and delivery of our activities, support and services and in our governance too.

With worlds of experience in supporting people experiencing mental illness, homelessness, addiction, trauma and disability, we know that valued roles and helping people to find purpose and inclusion really helps people to grow their confidence, skills and happiness. We are all for helping people overtime, to understand their human rights, increase their capacity and make decisions that impact their world, for themselves.

As we grow, our hope is that 50% of our team be represented by people with a lived experience and we wouldn’t want it any other way!  We believe we need to lead the change we want to see in the world. 

Our legacy will be capable people living lives they love and an enriched community who truly embraces difference and values the skills and abilities people living with mental illness and disability can bring to the community when the community accepts the gifts they have to offer the world.

We know we are different, we always have been, and we are finally ready to reshape the sector more broadly and help people to truly live a life they love, their way.


That’s our #Sunnysidedifference #PeopleB4Profit

“At Sunnyside, we are always looking for ways to improve our service to you. We'll ask you for feedback about how we are doing, so please know, we are always listening and your feedback is always welcome."