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$20,000 for NFPs promoting mental health prevention at events

Applications are now open for organisations who are promoting mental health and suicide prevention at conferences.

Applicants may apply for up to $20,000 to assist with the costs conferences that are committed to the professional development of mental health carers and those impacted by the disease.

The program, funded by Mental Health Australia and the Department of Health seeks to expand knowledge within the sector and improve mental health outcomes.

“This program has been a resounding success, with some fantastic conferences making use of the grant money,” says CEO of Mental Health Australia Frank Quinlan.

“It’s extremely important that individuals and carers are involved in the discussions and exposed to the opportunities that these conferences provide. It’s also important that we recognise and value the unique skills and experiences that individuals and carers can bring to these events. Funding opportunities like this can make it possible.”

Previous grant recipients:

  • Jobquest – Youth mental health forums
  • Suicide Prevention Australia – National Suicide Prevention Conference
  • EACH Social and Community Health (Vic) – Indigenous Wellness
  • Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre – Australasian Refuge Conference
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance – MindOUT! LGBTI Mental Health Conference
  • The Butterfly Foundation – At home with Eating Disorders.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be a not-for-profit and an incorporated organisation. They must demonstrate a thorough understanding of how their conference relates to mental health or suicide prevention priorities.

    Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 12 March 2015.

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