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Expressions of Interest Open – ACDC Project

Expressions of Interest Open – ACDC Project

The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project are seeking Expressions of Interest from potential Delivery Partners for sites across Australia. Having run successfully across four sites, the ACDC project is looking for suitably qualified...

MEET BRISBANE PEOPLE CONNECTORS – Natalie & Serani

MEET BRISBANE PEOPLE CONNECTORS – Natalie & Serani

Q: What does being a People Connector for the ACDC Project mean to you? Natalie: “Being a people connector has been a great opportunity for me to engage with people within our community and be able to offer support and assistance. This project feels like I’m actually...

Media Release – May 2021

Media Release – May 2021

Sometimes all it takes it is a conversation. A new project in Campbelltown NSW, Roma QLD, Brisbane QLD and Canberra ACT is going door-to-door talking with community members about their mental health and help link them with wellbeing services in their area. With the...

Meet ACDC Project Coordinator Raymonda Dijkwel

Meet ACDC Project Coordinator Raymonda Dijkwel

What is your role within the ACDC Project? I am the Project Coordinator. How is this project different to other mental health projects and services? By door-knocking, this project directly reaches out and connects with people who are not accessing support services. It...

What is the ACDC Project?

What is the ACDC Project?

The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project aims to connect people with mental health and well-being services in their communities. This free service is a way to provide information to people who may not know about what supports they can access....

Meet Stacey & Joe – Roma, QLD People Connectors

Meet Stacey & Joe – Roma, QLD People Connectors

MEET STACEY What does being a People Connector for the ACDC Project mean to you? Being able to get information about mental health and other support services to people who are in need of assistance. What is one of the best things about your job? Every day is different...

What is the role of People Connectors?

What is the role of People Connectors?

At the heart of the ACDC Project are our People Connectors. Friendly faces that knock on your door and chat to you about local support services. People Connectors are not typical door knockers. They don’t want any money or to sign you up to anything. Their job is to...

Meet the ACDC Team

Meet the ACDC Team

The ACDC Project isn’t just cool because its acronym spells out the name of an iconic Aussie rock band. It is cool because it is a project that is going to help people. A lot of people. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) project aims to connect...

Our Second Neighbourhood Visit – Tahmoor, NSW

Our Second Neighbourhood Visit – Tahmoor, NSW

On October 16th and 17th the ACDC team did a second pilot of the project in Tahmoor, NSW. Tahmoor is a town southwest of Sydney, with a mix of town and rural suburbs. The team tested the ACDC Project door knocking and information products to learn what will need to be...

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

October 10th was World Mental Health Day. To celebrate, the ACDC team enjoyed a picnic with local residents of the Claymore area, who were assisting the team with the ACDC project pilot in their community.

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