Grants are now open for

2022 Mental Health Month

Our grants programs are now underway for communities and groups to host their own Mental Health Month events.

Mental Health Month aims to:

Build community awareness and knowledge around mental health and wellbeing;

Develop greater mental health literacy in the community to encourage understanding and acceptance of mental health challenges and illness.

Rural and regional grants

Thanks to the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN), we have been funded to allocate small grants of up to $1,000 to support creative promotional activities throughout rural and regional SA for Mental Health Month (October 2022).
Grants to host events in rural and regional South Australia are now available. You can download a copy of the guidelines here.

How to apply

The MHCSA’s Rural Mental Health Grants extended to 5pm Wednesday 17 August.
DOWNLOAD GRANT APPLICATION

Grant information

Funding applications are invited from mental health service providers, community organisations, creative collectives, and individuals, for activities and events to be held during Mental Health Month in regional SA that aim to promote mental health, wellbeing and stigma reduction in the local community through arts and creativity.

We will be supporting creative activities and events that encourage and evolve mental health conversations and showcase the cultural value of Lived Experience voices. The amount available for each application is up to $1000.

Examples of creative promotional activities include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Theatre or music productions
  • Spoken word poetry, storytelling or comedy nights
  • Writing, painting, photography or music workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Artist panels or creative presentations
  • Murals and installations
  • Pottery or crafting events
  • Zine-shares.

Projects that demonstrate collaboration, partnership with, and participation from a number of organisations in one area and projects that demonstrate leadership by and co-design alongside community members with lived experience of mental illness will be well regarded. Demonstration of strong in-kind and/or cash contributions from the applicant and partners will also benefit your application.

Applicants are encouraged to develop activities that communicate with the general public.

All communication materials (including publications, posters, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, media releases, advertisements, web sites, merchandise, exhibitions, event materials) must acknowledge the support of the MHCSA and BHFLHN, as well as utilising the MHCSA’s Mental Health Month branding materials.

This means all communication materials will include the MHCSA and BHFLHN logos as well as the 2022 Mental Health Month logo and theme. These materials should be checked by the MHCSA’s Marketing and Communications Unit prior to publication, and we expect that they will be shared once finalised so that we can co-promote your efforts.

The allocation process will aim to ensure good coverage across all regions of country SA.

Please note: Given we are still working in the COVID-19 era, the MHCSA have considered a range of contingencies as we plan this year’s Mental Health Month. This year’s Rural Grants applications must include whether or not your event is likely to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, and how you will take this into account in your planning.

Simply complete and email or post applications to MHCSA by 5pm Wednesday 17 August 2022.

More info

For more, please contact:

Fiona Gilmore
Admin Manager
Mental Health Coalition of SA
08 8212 8873
administration@mhcsa.org.au

Borderline Personality Awareness Week Grants

Thanks to the Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative (BPD Co), the MHCSA is offering our grants program of between $500 and $2000 to support promotional activities during the first week of October for BPD Awareness Week (October 1-7).

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common and serious mental illness affecting between one and four percent of the population. BPD Awareness Week was established in 2014 as a result of consumer, carer and clinician advocacy to provide a time for acknowledgement and recognition to reduce prejudice and discrimination against people with BPD. BPD Week presents a powerful opportunity to demystify a complex mental health challenge and raise awareness during Mental Health Month.

How to apply

Download a grant application on the button below. Applications have been extended to 5pm Thursday, 18 August 2022.
GRANT APPLICATION

Grant information

Funding applications are invited from mental health service providers, community organisations, creative collectives, and individuals, for activities and events to be held from October 1-7 in South Australia that aim to:

  • Bring consumers and carers together in celebration of the strengths and resilience of people living with BPD
  • Raise awareness and combat stigma associated with BPD
  • Build connection and a sense of belonging to a broader community of people affected by BPD

Celebrate the theme of BPD Awareness Week 2022: ‘See the Person’

The maximum amount available for each application is $2000. Projects that demonstrate collaboration, partnership with, and participation from a number of organisations in one area and projects that demonstrate leadership by and co-design alongside community members with lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder (including carers) will be well regarded. Demonstration of strong in-kind and/or cash contributions from the applicant and partners will also benefit your application. Funding is not available for ongoing program delivery that would be seen to be part of normal service delivery of applicant organisations.

Promotional activities that cater to the following groups in the BPD community will be prioritised:

  • Young people aged 12 to 25 years
  • Parents of children under three years
  • People living in regional areas
  • People in the criminal justice system
  • First Nations communities.
  • Examples of promotional activities include:
  • Lunches, dinners, morning & afternoon teas
  • Festivals, expos & stalls
  • Seminar & webinars
  • Art exhibitions
  • Theatre or music productions
  • Spoken word poetry, storytelling or comedy nights
  • Writing, painting, photography or music workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Artist panels or creative presentations
  • Murals and installations
  • Pottery or crafting events
  • Gardening gatherings
  • Zine-shares

Applicants are encouraged to develop activities that communicate with the general public.

All communication materials (including publications, posters, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, media releases, advertisements, web sites, merchandise, exhibitions, event materials) must acknowledge the support of the MHCSA and BPD Co, as well as utilising the BPD Awareness Week and MHCSA’s Mental Health Month branding materials.

This means all communication materials will include the 2022 BPD Awareness Week logo and theme, MHCSA and BPD Co logos, and the 2022 Mental Health Month logo and theme. These materials should be checked by the MHCSA’s Marketing and Communications Unit prior to publication, and we expect that they will be shared once finalised so that we can co-promote your efforts.

The allocation process will aim to ensure good coverage across metropolitan Adelaide, and all regions of country SA.

Please note: Given we are still working in the COVID-19 era, the MHCSA have considered a range of contingencies as we plan this year’s Mental Health Month. BPD Awareness Week Grants applications must include whether or not your event is likely to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, and how you will take this into account in your planning.

Applications

BPD Awareness Week Grant application forms are available from the MHCSA website, mhcsa.org.au, on the Funding Opportunities page. Simply complete and email or post to MHCSA by 5pm Thursday 18 August 2022.

The assessment process may include shortlisted applicants being contacted for further details. Applicants will be advised by 24 August.

Reporting

Successful applicants will be required to complete an evaluation report on their BPD Awareness Week 2022 funded project. The BPD Awareness Week Grants Evaluation form will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Description of project/event
  • project partners
  • attendance numbers
  • copies of media coverage and promotional materials
  • benefits to local consumers, carers, workers and general community
  • actual expenditure against your budget
  • Copies of photographs of the project/event should also be included in your evaluation

Acquittal forms will be sent out to successful applicants in August, along with grant monies. Please bear in mind that these acquittal forms will be due by November 30, 2022 and factor this into your event coordination and debriefing.

More info

For more, please contact:

Fiona Gilmore
Admin Manager
Mental Health Coalition of SA
08 8212 8873
administration@mhcsa.org.au

Cathy McLeod Everitt
Service Development Manager
Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative
08 7425 6500
Cathy.McleodEveritt@sa.gov.au

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