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October each year is Mental Health Month, and WayAhead (Mental Health Association NSW) coordinates several projects designed to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing throughout NSW. Small Grants WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW offers a number of small grants to support community events.

Grants are available for initiatives targeting Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. Additionally, any project can apply for a grant in the “General” category.

There are 1 x $1000 grants and 6 x $500 grants available specifically for events by and for CALD communities.

Applications close: 30 June 2018.

The Transcultural Mental Health Centre can support you in your application for CALD specific grants: contact Michele Sapucci, Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Program Leader, 88382189 or [email protected]

WayAhead also host the Mental Health Matters Awards, which includes the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Award. The Award recognises programs, projects or events whose key aims are to improve the mental health and wellbeing of CALD communities and facilitate access to culturally appropriate information and services.

Award winners receive:

  • A prize of $1000 for the winner in each award category.
  • Presentation of their award at the launch of Mental Health Month

They are an excellent way to acknowledge the hard work done by community-led groups.

Nominations close: 16 July 2018.

More information on the Grants and the Awards

Resources on mental health and wellbeing in different languages can be downloaded from the Transcultural Mental Health Centre website

Alternatively, if you require hard copies contact [email protected]

Source: Transcultural Mental Health Centre

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