8 October, 2022
Grant secures mental health services
A COOKTOWN organisation has been awarded a grant of $10,000 to help them run an event to connect local community members to mental health resources and services.
Coined the Cook Shire Wellbeing and Mental Health Big Day Out, the event seeks to build stronger connections be-tween people, communities and services.
To help fund the event, South Cape York Catchments applied for a grant through Australia Post’s Community Grants and were successful in gaining the maximum amount of $10,000.
South Cape York Catchments work skills program coordinator Sigal Ramon said the event will also equip community members with simple and effective mental health tools and strategies.
“The event will create a friendly and inclusive space for community members and service providers to connect and learn from each other,” she said.
People will take home self-care tools, a broader support network and an empowered sense of belonging