Empowering our Communities

The Empowering our Communities initiative provides funding for community led mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention initiatives that support communities significantly impacted by drought conditions.

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is looking to fund proposals from organisations (on behalf of communities) for short-term community wellbeing activities.

A range of activities and topics could be considered appropriate to receive one-off funding, including:

– Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
– Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improve physical and mental health, that can be delivered in a group setting, such as exercise classes, relaxation and yoga classes, mindfulness meditation classes; and
– Community education on topics such as managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.

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