Supporting governments, communities and businesses to creative positive mental health cultures and co-design place-based and community-based service to address needs.
The Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities Program is an initiative of the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia that aims to support governments, communities and other businesses to co-design and deliver programs to educate young people and adults in the community about mental health, increase access to mental health services, upskill local health professionals and empower local people to support each other.
If you or someone you know is struggling, there is support. Find a support services below, talk to your local GP or reach out to friends and family.
In an emergency call 000.
13 11 14
Anyone having a personal crisis
Head to Health
1800 595 212
Find mental health services right for you
1300 78 99 78
Counselling and support service for men
1300 22 4636
Anyone feeling anxious or depressed
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
Anyone thinking about suicide
1800 184 527
LGBTQI+ support line between 3pm - 12am
13 92 76
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line
1800 011 046
Veterans and families counselling
1300 727 247
Support for anyone impacted by a suicide.
Mental Health Line
13 11 14
24 hour help and advice for NSW residents
Full Stop Australia
1800 385 578
Support for sexual, domestic & family violence
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
Counselling for young people aged 5 to 25
BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR
An accidental counsellor is a community member who is trained to safely and effectively support friends, family, colleagues, and strangers who are in distress or experiencing a crisis.
Accidental counsellors receive ongoing support and regular coffee catch-ups.
For more information about how we can help your community to establish and train a team of community-based Accidental Counsellors email email@example.com.
SUPPORT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Foundation delivers programs to upskill GPs, nurses, health professionals and human services professionals, with Mental Health Skills training.
To find our more about how the Foundation can assist in ups killing health professionals in your community email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health and Wellness Nurse Program
The mental health and wellness nurse program targets rural and remote communities experience a high prevalence of mental health concerns. The program is run by the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia.
The program will provide residents with support to manage every day in the community. It provides access to a local community mental health nurse in the region.
To talk about establishing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Nurse Program in your community email email@example.com.
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Community Action Plans
Community action plans are akin to road maps for implementing community-led change. They identify what will be done, who will do it and how it will be done. They describe exactly what a community wants to accomplish, how it will do so, and the resources needed to be successful. They become a framework for implementing topic specific activities within a community, all of which are community owned.
The Foundation can assist local government, communities and others to facilitate meetings where communities can form their own Community Suicide Prevention or Mental Health Working Group to formulate their own unique Action Plan that reflects the needs and priorities of their community.
We will assist your community to:
- Collate and compile the results of the community engagement and consultation together to form the basis of the content for the Action Plan.
Graphically design a visually appealing document that details the actions and objectives from the community consultations that are priorities for the region.
Detail exactly what each action is, how it will be completed and how it will be measured to ensure that it has been completed.
For more information on the program in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET OUR TEAM
Program Manager &
Registered Nurse Mental Health
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Coolah, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo
Stakeholder & Community Engagement Officer
Aboriginal Wellness Worker -
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Narromine, Trangie, Nyngan, Warren
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Coonamble
Aboriginal Wellness Worker -
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Hay, Narrandera, Darlington Point, Goolgowi
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri
Registered Nurse Mental Health -
Condobolin, Lake Cagelligo, Hillston
Find upcoming community, school and local events across rural and remote Australia.
- Mon, 01 MayWalgett01 May 2023, 7:00 pm – 02 May 2023, 7:00 pmWalgett, 77 Fox St, Walgett NSW 2832, Australia
Want to talk to someone about the Healthy Minds Program. Send us your email and we will be in touch.