Community Wellbeing Collaboratives
The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health works to promote and support community wellbeing collaboratives, recognising them as important pathways to mentally healthy communities and therefore reduced suicide rates.
Community wellbeing collaboratives are identified in our Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH position paper: Focus Area 5, Build Healthy and Resilient Communities, as a strategy for medium to long term reduction in suicide deaths and rates.
We work with the NSW Mental Health Commission and various communities through our research and other activities to address community wellbeing, advocating that local, tailored and collaborative measures are the ideal solution to improve wellbeing in community settings.
Our community wellbeing collaborative projects include:
Our Healthy Clarence
Muswellbrook Healthy and Well
Lithgow’s Mayor’s Mental Health Taskforce
Augusta Margaret River, Western Australia
The CRRMH has also produced a range of information resources to assist people working with communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Community wellbeing collaboratives were the focus of the CRRMH’s third Rural Suicide Prevention Forum held on April 16, 2019 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
For more information about community wellbeing collaboratives please contact:
(02) 6363 8422