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What is the ACDC Project?
Sometimes it only takes a conversation!
selectability has partnered with Community Mental Health Australia to deliver the Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) project, going door-to-door in Aitkenvale, Heatley, and Rasmussen from June to check in with householders.
Friendly People Connectors will let you know about free and low-cost services in your community that could help you, your family or a friend’s mental health and wellbeing.
People Connectors of the ACDC Project offer householders information booklets and fridge magnets about relevant mental health support services available to them. Each community is provided with tailored information, that can also be in a significant community language to ensure accessibility and relevance to individuals. Where a householder asks for more information, or for support to be linked with a service, People Connectors can assist with this.
To learn more about the ACDC Project visit the ACDC website here: www.acdc.org.au
The other aim of the ACDC Project is to gather feedback on any service gaps so that improvements can be made by local, state, and federal governments.
For each of the communities visited throughout Australia, the ACDC Project will generate data and information about the reasons why people do not access support from local services.
The findings of the ACDC Project evaluation report will contribute to discussions about funding for community-managed mental health services in Australia, and how the mental health support needs of people in communities are delivered.
Previous project data has shown how effective a proactive approach is in reaching, engaging, and resourcing people to connect with local services and supports.
The ACDC Project is funded by the Department of Social Services.
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.