Our history

On 16 August 2016 RichmondPRA Limited’s trading name became Flourish Australia.

RichmondPRA was the result of two well-known and respected organisations —Richmond Fellowship of NSW and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia (PRA)—merging in mid-2012 in order to provide more choice and services across NSW and South East Queensland.

United, we are dedicated to helping people with mental health problems to be part of their local community.

Richmond Fellowship of NSW

The Richmond Fellowship of NSW was founded in the late 1960s in Sydney. It was inspired by the original Richmond Fellowship in the United Kingdom and its vision of community-based support for people with a lived experience as they moved from long term hospital stays to community living.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia (PRA)

PRA started in 1955 as a volunteer-run organisation that provided social activities for patients in Sydney’s Callan Park Hospital. It also arranged rehabilitation services to support independent living in the community.