Coffs Harbour Employment Support Services awarded Australia Post Community Grant

COFFS Harbour Employment Support Services has been awarded a grant of $6,331 for its work to improve mental health and wellbeing in Nambucca Heads as part of Australia Post’s 2022 Community Grants Program.

The grant will fund their project The Community Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Project, a series of non-clinical, strength-based educational workshops for the Nambucca Valley community.

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The workshops aim to strengthen participants’ mental fitness and wellbeing by providing practical knowledge and strategies and reducing stigma around mental health conversations.

Mrs Heather Hammond, Marketing Manager, Coffs Harbour Employment Support Services said, “The CHESS Connect Community Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Project puts non-clinical mental health theory into practice.

“We strive to provide education to decrease mental health stigma and practical strategies to enhance self-care, improve mindset and support help-seeking behaviours for residents in the close-knit Nambucca Valley community.”

Coffs Harbour Employment Support Services is one of 70 community organisations across the country to receive a 2022 Australia Post Community Grant of up to $10,000.

For the third consecutive year, the grants program reinforces Australia Post’s commitment to mental health by funding projects that help improve connection and mental wellbeing in local communities.

Australia Post Executive General Manager Community, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Tanny Mangos said the organisation was delighted to support projects making a real difference to health and wellbeing, with recipients based in every state and territory and half of the projects in rural and remote communities.

“Australia Post recognises the important role local organisations can play in building resilience and supporting mental wellbeing within their community.”

“These grants help enhance community connections, and we know that when we connect with others, we feel better.

“We also know that this often results in improved mental health outcomes, and we want to support the organisations that are helping make this happen,” she said.

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