Hitting the road for Our Town

We’re about to hit the road to further our exploration of mental health in South Australian towns and regions. We received applications from around the state for our 10 year mental health funding opportunity – Our Town.  The applications may have been from diverse parts of South Australia but they all showed that there was […]

Tough decisions ahead for Our Town

We’ve got some tough choices to make as we try to narrow down the applicants for the Our Town mental health funding. The Our Town funding round closed at the start of August and we’ve received applications from right across the state. We’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of the applications and how towns […]

Two stages of support for rural and regional SA

Our newest funding – Our Town – is a two-phased approach to rural and regional mental health funding. Six towns will initially be shortlisted for stage one of Our Town, which will be a nine month mentoring and coaching process. We are calling this capability building and it will be about building and strengthening the […]

Our Town – a different approach to funding

Our Town is a different way of funding as it’s not about providing short-term resources to one organisation but testing broader community approaches to tackling mental health challenges. Our new funding – unveiled in late June – aims to help South Australian towns to tackle their specific mental health challenges. Ultimately, two SA towns will […]

Vision for a special mental health workforce

Imagine if people experiencing mental health issues could call on a mobilised and collective workforce of professionals who understand what they’re going through and can walk with them towards recovery?