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Going the distance: making mental health support work better for regional communities

This project aims to better understand what is different about living in regional areas that leads to poorer mental health and difficulties accessing support, and what further support is needed to improve the lives and wellbeing of people living in those communities.

Understanding the social impact of safeguarding services for children and young people

Safeguarding Services is a suite of support services offered to organisations who deliver services to children and young people. The Centre for Social Impact at the University at the Western Australia was engaged by the Australian Childhood Foundation to examine and document the social impact...

Door-to-door for mental health: a summary report

This report summaries a recent Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project. The report examines the suitability of the project, and its effectiveness and value for householders and communities.

Doorknocking for mental health: evaluating a novel outreach approach for addressing mental health

This evaluation report was prepared by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) for Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA), and presents evaluation findings related to the ACDC Project’s effectiveness and impact on participants and communities.

Home truths about mental health in Australian communities: what we learnt about mental health from doorknocking conversations

This report presents preliminary findings from data collected during the Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project – a proactive outreach initiative that utilised door-knocking to initiate conversations about mental health across 21 Australian communities.