Research and Publications
ConnectGroups as a health promotion organisation is committed to undertaking research, with abstracts
being presented at both a National and State level over the past 12 years.
Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
ConnectGroups is delighted to present its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to demonstrate its pledge and commitment to First Nations Australians.
Best Practice Standards
The Best Practice Standards are a set of standards for setting up and running a Peer Support Group. They provide guidance on issues including governance and accountability.
Building the Mental Health Capability of Peer Support Groups
This booklet has been developed to support and educate peer Support Groups which do not typically operate within the mental health space with the knowledge and basic skills to support members or individuals experiencing distress.
An Easy Guide to Becoming Incorporated
This resource was developed as a step-by-step guide for Support Groups looking to become incorporated and includes myths, considerations, advantages and disadvantages, and steps to incorporation.
Hand to Heart: A Seniors Social Connection Program for your Local Government Area
This electronic resource provides a step-by-step guide to setting up the Hand to Heart Program in any Local Government Area Australia-wide.
Effectively Engaging with Men
This resource is a direct result of a need identified by ConnectGroups members. It has been developed with the aim of assisting Support Groups and service providers with tips about how to effectively engage with men.
Literature Review: Effectiveness of Self Help and Support Groups in Health Promotion
Stephanie Lu examines the literature and provides evidence for the effectiveness of Self Help and Support Groups in Health Promotion and in contributing to the physical and mental wellbeing of community members.
Internal Benchmark - Grants Programs
The present benchmark was conducted to evaluate how the application processes of ConnectGroups’ grants currently stand in relation to similar programs in the state, with emphasis placed on the questions of innovation, accessibility, and value added.
Pay It Forward Stories Books
Stories and outcomes from grant recipients of our Pay it Forward (PIF) program. The objective of PIF is to empower and encourage peer Support Groups to achieve positive mental health outcomes while promoting the Group’s sustainability.
Dream it Forward Stories Books
Stories and outcomes from grant recipients of our Dream it Forward (DIF) Program. DIF supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to impact social and emotional wellbeing by strengthening cultural connection.
Live it Forward together Stories Books
Stories and outcomes from grant recipients of our Live it Forward together (LIFt) Program. LIFt was a program empowering chronic condition Support Groups.
ConnectGroups' Certificate IV Programs Service Evaluation
This report evaluates ConnectGroups’ Community Services and Mental Health programs, assessing the increase of capacity in the Support Groups sector and contribution to workforce development.
Hope After Violent Crime (HAVoC) was a collaborative project between ConnectGroups, Angelhands Inc and Grow WA. The aim of the project was to investigate best practice Support Groups for victims of violent crime.