GPH Welcomes Bushfire Recovery Grants

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February 15, 2022

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Grand Pacific Health has been awarded $1,040,112 as part of the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant to deliver projects in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley regions.

 

The successful applications were announced this week after tenders closed last year.

 

GPH’s submission proposed a multi-level project that aims to build community resilience, as well as individual resilience – through group programs and targeted, individualised support where needed.

Programs include;

 

- ‘Saltwater Movers’ – a Health and well-being program targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to strengthen elements of physical and mental health, as well as fostering social engagement and engendering trust and confidence following the loss during the bushfires. (This will be delivered in both Bega and Moruya)

 

- Seasons for Growth/ Storm builders – are small group workshops designed for children to help them cope with grief and at process natural disaster experiences

 

-And Mental Health First Aid Training

 - Individual referrals to Clinicians will be available for those with more complex trauma responses

GPH CEO Adam Phillips says it’s a significant investment in community health and wellbeing:

 

“GPH has been on the front line of supporting bushfire affected communities and is passionate about providing Culturally safe wellbeing & psychological services.”

 

“These funds will enable us to continue that important work and direct support where its needed most, particularly to those who may not have yet accessed any supports,” added Mr Phillips.

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