A Place to Belong

Featured

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

Featured

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).

Art and Wellbeing group

Good news!

A Place to Belong will again be hosting two art therapists, Donna McDonald and Salam El-Merebi, to run an art and wellbeing group on five Fridays in February and March 2018.

Dates and times:

9:00-11:00am on the following:

  • Friday 23 February
  • Friday 2 March
  • Friday 9 March
  • Friday 16 March
  • Friday 23 March

Venue: Thomas Street, West End.

RSPV-Registration: Telephone Angelica on (07) 32172522 or email her on mailto:aalban@anglicaresq.org.au

This is an open group for any interested person aged 18 years and over. Spaces are limited to 8 people. Do not miss it out!

For more information click here

Guiding Group

Building community and bringing hope!

The Guiding Group’s purpose is to strengthen our vision, give direction to our work and help with the different aspects of our work.

Date: Thursday February 15, 2018

Time:

  • 5:00pm for a shared meal and catch up
  • 6:00-8:00pm for our main meeting

Venue: 69 Thomas Street, West End, Brisbane

Agenda:

  • Share a meal together (bring food if you can).
  • Hear from some people who will share experiences of how they are meeting people.
  • Review our mission and vision about people meeting people.
  • Meet Tim Barlott who is proposing some learning conversations with us about how people are meeting new people.

We would greatly value your input and insight at this Guiding Group meeting. Please join in if your are able to.

To download the flyer click here

State of the Family Report 2017-Finding Home in Caring Communities by Damian Le Goullon

We asked three service users about their experiences of home. A Place to Belong held a forum on this issue as part of our Guiding Group. The resulting feedback was crafted into a national report and campaign by Anglicare at a national level to raise awareness in the community of the importance of housing and home for your mental health and wellbeing.

Click here to read the full article