Assisted Community Living
Gig Buddies for Better Mental Health connects adults with learning disabilities and / or autism with community volunteers to attend events together. The project addresses social isolation amongst this vulnerable group and highlights the benefits that friendship and participation have on mental health.
CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains
Community Women's Circles is peer support group for local women in the Blue Mountains to develop meaningful connections with others and foster resilience and confidence, to support themselves and their families through challenging or difficult times.
Central Coast ARAFMI
Yakkalla Wellbeing and Recovery Project is a series of education and recreation workshops to improve mood and wellbeing. The project empowers participants to develop strategies in managing stress and responding to their physical and mental health needs.
Central West Womens Health Centre
The Wellness Garden is a community garden for women to connect with each other and their community. While learning how to work a vegetable garden, participants will also be provided with support, education and skills to develop strategies to maintain positive mental health.
Cultural Diversity Network
Bringing Sunshine will educate immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities in Westmead about what positive mental health looks like, and how it can be maintained.
Fire Break Dinners is a series of activities and events for the Glenn Innes community aimed at reducing social isolation, building connectedness and developing a safe environment for sharing and peer support.
Gunnedah and Moree
Share The Journey is a series of workshops for regional Aboriginal women to share their journey and build community connections. The program will support participants to develop mental health and wellbeing skills and create positive links with local services.
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
The Family Connections and Wellbeing Project will appoint a Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator to connect with and offer support to isolated and vulnerable parents and children. The project will encourage parents and children to meet others and strengthen their relationships with their community.
House To Grow
Growing Healthy International Students promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for Sydney International students. The project will improve mental health literacy and will equip international students with skills in emotional intelligence to prevent and detect mental health issues.
Key Into Australia
Strengthening Social Connections is a support network for newly arrived migrant women in Sydney to build social connections within their local communities. The support groups aim to create meaningful social connections and develop a sense of belonging and inclusion that enhances the mental wellbeing of migrant women.
Getting Out and Speaking Up is a one-on-one mentoring program for men to discuss issues they may be facing. The project will help build men’s self-awareness, reduce the impact of worry and build positive connections between men, their families and communities.
Mood Active's Education and Exercise Program is a four-week education and exercise program that supports people with mild to moderate mental health issues to get active, join others in the community and develop skills to establish positive life habits.
Nambucca Valley Phoenix
Resilience: Advancing Despite Adversity is an art program and exhibition promoting and celebrating community resilience. The art program will support people who have experienced disadvantage to connect, learn new skills and ways to express themselves and create new goals through art practice.
Older Women's Network NSW
New South Wales
Movement for Mental Health is an online movement-based program that encourages connection for isolated older women. The project helps participants to connect and engage in positive strategies for their mental health.
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre
Community Connect Family Fun Days is a series of community events for communities in the Hastings area affected by drought, bushfire and pandemic. In addition, the events will provide practical recovery information and planning, connect people to further support and develop volunteer groups for recovery building.
Fostering Friendship is a befriending program that connects volunteers with vulnerable refugees in the Illawarra. The project helps participants create meaningful connections and enhances wellbeing for vulnerable people.
The Men's Table
Regional New South Wales
The Men's Table will establish three new Tables in regional NSW communities affected by drought, fires and COVID to help address the social isolation and loneliness men experience. Men’s Tables connect men and provide an opportunity for them to talk about the issues that are impacting their lives, benefitting their mental well-being and supporting stronger communities for the long term.
The YMCA NSW
Y Uplift is a 6-week active wellness program for young people who are experiencing mental health or life challenges. The program will support participants to improve their wellbeing and create connections through participation, discussion, and teamwork.
Community Connect For Better Health is a series of community gatherings that encourages community members to reconnect and make new social connections in the wake of the November 2019 bushfires. The events will provide opportunities for counsellors and mental health clinicians to provide informal mental health support and other recovery advice in an approachable, accessible and non-confrontational environment.
Wollumbin Family Support
Valuing Me is a support program for women in the Northern Rivers region to develop self-determination skills and positive self-esteem after the experience of domestic violence.
YP Space MNC
YOUth Fit reduces barriers young people face in accessing safe fitness activities. The project will encourage children and young people in youth homelessness crisis accommodation in Kempsey to implement regular exercise to help reduce the impact of stress, anxiety and depression.
Mental Health Life Skills will deliver a series of co-designed group activities to support young people in Goonellabah manage their mental health and wellbeing. The project will decrease the stigma of talking about mental health and wellbeing issues and develop lifelong skills for maintaining positive mental health.