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?

Connecting young carers with support

Imagine falling asleep at school because you are so exhausted from providing overnight care, every night, to a parent.

Or having the potential to excel at school but your home caring role is so all-consuming that you can’t see a future beyond collecting welfare payments? Or missing school regularly to provide practical and emotional support to your mentally ill mum?

Young people to be first responders for mental health

Young people will be on the front line of a new project that aims to reduce mental health hospital admissions in South Australia.

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) will work with young people, their communities and key stakeholders to research, develop and test new interventions that seek to address the mental wellbeing of South Australians.