A Place to Belong

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Building communities in mental healthA Place to Belong is a small organisation working to build inclusion for people who experience mental health challenges.

We do this by encouraging and developing the capacity of the community to welcome and include others.

Our vision is to facilitate inclusive community through building networks of contact and friendship, so that people who have been marginalised can experience inclusion, acceptance, friendship and respect.

We are constantly searching for community-minded people who want to be committed to including others in their lives. We aim to inspire and enable these threads of connection, camaraderie and friendship.

If you would like to explore the possibility of offering friendship to others who are excluded and are struggling to find their place to belong, contact us.

If you have any insights to share about how belonging and inclusion can be developed or facilitated for people please share these with us, contact us.

The most precious resource we have for coping with life in an unstable, discontinuous and revolutionary world is not information but each other. (Hugh Mackay)

Finding People to Be There

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New print run!

A resource for people who want to assist in the facilitation of someone’s belonging. It contains some of the story of A Place to Belong, some relevant literature about belonging and a range of models and strategies that anyone can use.

Written in 2002 by Neil Barringham, Manager of A Place to Belong.

Read a sample chapter from Finding People to Be There.

Contact A Place to Belong to purchase this publication (Cost $20).

Guiding Group

Guiding Group Thursday May 11 2017

-Finding your voice- your capacity

Join the discussion about finding the voice of service users.

  • A personal story
  • Our research into finding alternative ways of finding voice and connecting.
  • Information about the NDIS -Information, linkages and capacity building grants.

Time : 5.00 pm dinner and catch up, 6.00- 7.00pm for our main meeting.

We would greatly value your input and insights at this guiding groups

Email : Damian@aplacetobelong.org.au if you need assistance to attend.

 

Sunday Workshop

Date: Sunday April 2  2017

Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Topic: Looking for a “SENSE OF SAFETY”

Researching a new way to care for human distress

Dr Johanna Lynch and Dr Joy Parkinson will present some ideas around creating a sense of safety and a map towards healing.

Reflecting and researching a new way GPs can care for distressed people in their community.

Venue: St. Francis College, 233 Milton Rd, Milton

Questions? Call A Place To Belong office on 3217 2522

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