Reports

City of Stirling Community Report – ACDC Project

City of Stirling Community Report – ACDC Project

A door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey in Mirrabooka, Nollamara, and Westminster has found that the primary barrier that prevented householders from contacting services for their mental health and wellbeing was feeling afraid, embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to 617 householders in the City of Stirling, 202 of whom then completed a survey of their...

Townsville Community Report – ACDC Project

Townsville Community Report – ACDC Project

A door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey has found that of the householders who reported needing support in the last 12 months, 44% did not receive the support they needed. People Connectors from the innovative Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project spoke with and offered information to 1,121 householders in Aitkenvale Heatley and Rasmussen, 201 of whom then completed a survey of their experiences with mental health and accessing support. The most frequently...

Dandenong Community Report – ACDC Project

Dandenong Community Report – ACDC Project

An innovative door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey has found that householders from Dandenong and Dandenong North indicated that the primary barrier to contacting services was not feeling unwell enough to seek help. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to nearly 1,206 householders in Dandenong and Dandenong North, 294 of whom then completed a survey of their experiences with mental health and...

Australian-first study opens the door to our mental health crisis. A joint study with Centre for Social Impact (CSI)

Australian-first study opens the door to our mental health crisis. A joint study with Centre for Social Impact (CSI)

More than 37,000 homes door-knocked across the country to talk about the mental health of households Believed to be the only mental health study of its kind globally This major investigation revealed huge numbers of Australians are in distress, with many struggling to access support The largest ever doorknock delving into the mental health of households across the country has revealed the true extent of our national crisis, with nearly half of people reporting being in distress and more than...

People Connector Capacity Building Report

People Connector Capacity Building Report

People Connector Capacity Building Report The People Connector Capacity Building Report captures the individual capacity building of People Connectors who were the backbone of the ACDC Project. Being a People Connector requires unique skills and capabilities to undertake the proactive outreach approach. At the end of the ACDC project, I realised that listening to people actively, by connecting with them genuinely, fills me with joy and satisfaction. People Connector in Questionnaire Building...

Cabramatta Community Report – ACDC Project

Cabramatta Community Report – ACDC Project

A new door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey has found that householders from Cabramatta indicated that financial stress was the greatest concern in their own lives, as well as for their local community. Further, 14% of householders reported that not having enough food was a large challenge in their lives. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to nearly 928...

Greenacre Community Report – ACDC Project

Greenacre Community Report – ACDC Project

A new door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey in the suburb of Greenacre NSW has found that three out of four survey respondents were experiencing low wellbeing, and one in three was in high or very high psychological distress. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to nearly 1071 householders in Greenacre, 190 of whom then completed a survey of their experiences with mental health and accessing support....

City of Swan Community Report – ACDC Project

City of Swan Community Report – ACDC Project

A new door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey has found that 40% of all respondents surveyed wanted to seek help for their mental health in the last 12 months, however, 60% of these people did not get the care they needed. The primary reason for not seeking help was cost of services. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to 549 householders in the City of Swan, 160 of whom then completed a survey of...

Clarence Valley Community Report – ACDC Project

Clarence Valley Community Report – ACDC Project

A new door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey in the Clarence Valley has found that over a quarter of all respondents surveyed wanted to seek help for their mental health in the last 12 months, however half of these people did not get the care they needed. The primary reason for not seeking help was cost and not knowing where to get help. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to 281 householders in...

Hurstville Community Report – ACDC Project

Hurstville Community Report – ACDC Project

A new door-to-door mental health and wellbeing survey has found that 32% of all respondents wanted to seek help for their mental health in the last 12 months, however, 59% of these people did not get the care they needed. The primary reason for not seeking help was their preference to self-manage. The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project’s People Connectors spoke with and offered information to 1038 householders in Hurstville, 194 of whom then completed a survey of...

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