Current Projects

Pay it Forward Plan (PIF)

The Pay it Forward Plan (PIF), in partnership with the Mental Health Commission, is a ConnectGroups small grants program available to members. It is an early intervention and prevention mental health program. The objective of PIF is to empower and encourage Self Help and Support Groups (SHSG) to achieve positive mental health outcomes while promoting the Group’s sustainability.

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Dream it Forward Program (DIF)

The Dream if Forward (DIF) program, in partnership with the Mental Health Commission, is a small grants program focused on addressing the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, and their communities based on the needs identified by the community for the community.

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Give it Forward (GIF)

The Give it Forward program (GIF) is a small, flexible, innovative grants program open to ConnectGroups members, managed by ConnectGroups and supported by Lotterywest. The objective of the grants is to help Self Help and Support Groups to grow, increase their capacity to support others and remain robust and sustainable.

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Certificate IV in Community Services or Mental Health

ConnectGroups is pleased to offer its members a Certificate IV in Community Services or Mental Health. The package funds an opportunity for 7 units of attainment toward a Certificate IV in Community Services or Mental Health to provide the essential skills and knowledge necessary to enhance the services that groups deliver.

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Hand to Heart – Social Connections for Older People

Hand to Heart is a free program that assists older people in the Melville region connect to services and community groups via a short series of home visits by volunteers. The service is backed by a database of social activities and interest groups, as well as service providers.

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Community Link Booth

ConnectGroups’ Community Link Booth at Fiona Stanley Hospital connects patients at the discharge point to community support services that will enable them to manage their conditions and avoid re-hospitalisation.

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