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.

LGBTI+ Peer Support

The LGBTI+ Peer Support Guide aims to assist LGBTI+ groups and group coordinators to implement an evidence-based peer support program with minimal support. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HAVoc

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.

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