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2015-16 Grant recipients

A total of $451,385 was allocated to community organisations under the Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program for 2015-16.

Grants of up to $50,000 have been awarded for projects that support social inclusion and community participation for those experiencing mental illness, mental health problems and problems related to alcohol and other drug use.

Community Wellbeing Enhancement Initiative

Applicant Title Community Description Funding
Toowoomba Clubhouse Oakey Wellbeing Enhancement Initiative Oakey The THRIVE supported socialisation initiative developed by the Toowoomba Clubhouse will be expanded to the Oakey community. $45,100
Grow Qld e-Grow Rural Queensland Pilot Roma, Emerald The e-Grow Rural Queensland Pilot will trial the use of online technologies to deliver a peer-led support network in the rural communities of Roma and Emerald. $50,000
Whitsunday Community Service Whitsunday Community of Practice in Youth Mental Health Cannonvale, Proserpine, Bowen The Whitsundays Community of Practice in Youth Mental Health will foster collaboration between human services agencies to improve youth mental health and wellbeing in the Cannonvale, Proserpine and Bowen communities. $7,079
Multicultural Development Association Ltd By Youth for Youth Brisbane The By Youth for Youth project will help strengthen identity, community and cultural connections for ‘at risk’ youth among Brisbane’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. $50,000
Aftercare Creative Foundations Workshops Brisbane A series of Creative Foundations Workshops will use creative activities to support the wellbeing of family and carers of people with mental illness. $8,000
Richmond Shire Council Drought Relief Support Officer Richmond, Hughenden, Julia Creek A rural drought support worker will be engaged to support drought affected communities manage the impacts of drought on their health and wellbeing. $50,000
Tai Chi for Health North Queensland Tai Chi for Health Program – Turn stress into a source of strength. Townsville The Tai Chi for Health Program will bring the benefits of Tai Chi to members of Townsville’s Mates 4 Mates Centre. $10,730
Rights in Action Self-advocacy group for people living with mental health issues Cairns The Rights in Action Self-Advocacy Group will help people with mental illness develop new ways to advocate for themselves in areas that effect their daily lives. $2,528
Mulungu Aboriginal Corp Hand Up (not Hand Out) for Mareeba Men Mareeba The Hand Up Project will be delivered to support indigenous men in the Mareeba community develop and maintain supportive relationships and sense of community connection. $50,000
ConNetica Yarnings for Life Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg The Yarnings for Life project will help build skills for discussing suicide and its prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members. $49,910
Sandgate State School P&C Art from the Heart Brisbane The Art from the Heart program will help promote school connectedness with a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse students, parents and carers. $10,920
Logan Women’s Health and wellbeing Hands Across Logan Logan The Hands Across Logan project will empower women who are isolated build self-esteem and confidence through social interaction. $48,748
Peer Support Australia The Beyond the School Gate Project Brisbane and regional locations to be identified The Beyond the School Gate Project will bring a peer-led approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Brisbane and regional areas. $50,000
Anglicare Southern Queensland Wellbeing Day Brisbane A Wellbeing Day event will provide education, support and inspiration to people with mental health challenges and their carers. $18,370