Media Releases

2022 Federal Budget Response


ConnectGroups welcomes funding allocations towards women’s health and affordable medicines; would have liked to see more long term strategies to support vulnerable communities.

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ConnectGroups calls for bold leadership in Premier McGowan Government’s second term


ConnectGroups congratulates Premier Mark McGowan and the WA Labor team for their landslide win at the 2021 State Election.

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Lotterywest awards much-needed grant to the expanding Support Group Sector


Funds will enable ConnectGroups to introduce an innovative peer-led suicide prevention program to WA; and continue supporting over 690 Support Groups across WA.

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Statement Regarding Basil Zempilas’ Comments on 6PR


ConnectGroups is alarmed and concerned by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ recent inflammatory and transphobic remarks on 6PR this week.

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WA Budget Response from ConnectGroups


The WA State Budget was announced in mid-October, heralding significant investments in large infrastructure projects, job creation, and servicing the regions.

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ConnectGroups backs the Prevent, Support, Heal campaign


The Western Australian Association for Mental Health’s Prevent, Support, Heal campaign calls on the State Government to increase investment in mental health prevention.

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Community Link Booth a first first for a WA hospital


A new Community Link Booth at Fiona Stanley Hospital will be a one-stop-shop for patients, families and carers to connect with community-based services and organisations.

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ConnectGroups receives cheque for Community Link Booth


On Wednesday 29 August 2018 Health Minister Roger Cook officially presented ConnectGroups with a Lotterywest cheque for $116,580 that will fund a Community Link Booth set to launch at Fiona Stanley Hospital in October.

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Give it Forward small grants program launched


Thousands of Western Australians could benefit from new funding announced today by ConnectGroups, the peak body for WA’s Self Help and Support Group sector. The Give it Forward grants program, thanks to the support of Lotterywest, will provide $300,000 over two years to WA Self Help and Support Groups.

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Community Link Booth to be launched at Fiona Stanley Hospital


A volunteer-run Community Link Booth will be launched at Fiona Stanley Hospital to connect 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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Reaching out to socially isolated older people in Melville


Volunteers are being sought for a new community service aimed at assisting socially isolated older people to connect with relevant activities, services and interests.

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