Advocacy

ConnectGroups’ goal is to assist individuals to alleviate isolation, helplessness, suffering and distress and to develop and maintain Support Groups within the community. We are committed to promoting the benefits of Support Groups through engagement with government and non-government agencies in order to influence and assist policy which will ensure the capacity building and viability of key stakeholders.

At a national level, ConnectGroups has formed a strategic partnership with its sister peak bodies; Self Help Queensland and COSHG Victoria. Through this partnership the Inaugural Awareness Day for Support Groups was launched across Australia in 2010. This partnership has built networks between Support Groups Australia wide.

ConnectGroups attends many cross-sectoral events at both Government and non-Government levels (such as events held by Mental Health Commission’s Partnership in Recovery Workshops, Health Symposium, Health Department workshops, Partnership Forum, ICCWA, Volunteering WA, Homeless Connect, Sorry Day, the Peaks Forum, Recovery College.) These experiences give us the opportunity to explain what we do to the wider community, to strengthen networks for our consumers and to be the voice for Support Groups across Western Australia.

2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission

ConnectGroups is pleased to deliver its inaugural Pre-Budget Submission (PBS) to government in 2019 for the 2020-21 State budget.

The PBS is informed by member consultation and engagement and founded on strengths-based practice and asset-based community development principles which drive organisational service provision.

ConnectGroups advocates for the voice of its sector to government across a range of priority areas contributing to the informed and effective allocation of resources, funding, and reform direction.

Click here to download the 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission.