Who We Are
Since 1983, ConnectGroups has provided practical assistance to both new and established groups to support their effective management and role in the community.
ConnectGroups aims to help people help each other by providing Peer Support Groups with:
- Links to community networks and information.
- Assistance with group development and management.
- Support with community resources and services.
- Individual and group skills training.
ConnectGroups promotes the philosophy and practice of peer support throughout Western Australia. Fostering empowerment among Peer Support Groups allows people dealing with stressful life problems and situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another.
Connected thriving communities.
Connecting the community through building Support Groups that aim to combat isolation and give hope for the future.
Leadership and Courage, Connectedness and Inclusion, Advocacy and Support, Compassion and Hope
ConnectGroups commits itself to the path of reconciliation and to reflect and progress it in our daily work and in the values that underpin what we do.
Our commitment is real and inspired by the Uluru Statement from the Heart – to walk alongside our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island brothers and sisters in a movement of the Australian peoples for a better future.
Some practical steps toward promoting reconciliation include:
Real reconciliation can be achieved through a process of truth-telling about our collective history, both nationally and locally, honestly assessing not only our shared history of colonisation and dispossession but also by recognising the resilience and self-determination of our First Peoples and their cultures.
Australians recognise, understand, and accept the wrongs of the past and the impact of these wrongs on First Peoples. Historical acceptance cannot occur without truth-telling.
Be An Ally
Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, and cultures, be informed, reject stereotypes, and call out disrespectful behaviours. Progress social justice outcomes. Get involved, celebrate National Reconciliation and NAIDOC weeks.
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses and Employment Opportunities
Increase supplier diversity and where practical, support local businesses by purchasing from legitimate sources supporting the principle of Aboriginal economic development and contributing to the economic prosperity of Aboriginal peoples.
Improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by providing professional development, recruiting, mentoring, and learning opportunities.
Core Funding Bodies
ConnectGroups is accredited under the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Service Standards (QIC Standards). The QIC Standards focus on the delivery of services with an emphasis on community contexts, in accordance with sound management principles, legal requirements, strengthening of external partnerships and positive outcomes.