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Tracy De Cotta

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Social connection 101

For those that work or volunteer in health, the community sector, government, or any other organisation invested in peoples' health and wellbeing, this resource provides a good understanding of what social connection is, how it works, and some ways that it can be activated.
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Infrastructure for social connection: researching the existing assets for creating social connectedness and identifying interventions

Social connection is a critical outcome of community-based planning and activity given its ability to positively affect health and wellbeing at the individual and community level. This report informs a deeper understanding of key foundations, assets and optimal conditions for social connection within communities from...
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The 15 practices of rural community co-produced mental health initiatives: advice from people who are doing them

This paper highlights key advice about things to do and things to think about when establishing and operating rural community co-produced initiatives for local mental health and wellbeing services.
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Mapping the impact of social enterprise on disadvantaged individuals and communities in Australia’s regional cities

This report aims to explore how social enterprises realise wellbeing. It is aimed at practitioners, and provides useful tools for understanding wellbeing in social enterprise contexts. Results are derived from four case studies of social enterprises in two regional cities in Australia.
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Everyday humanitarianism during the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire crisis

The specific purpose of this rapid scoping project is to identify, describe and, where possible, map the location of the humanitarian behaviours enacted by individuals and community groups in response to the bushfire crisis. This focus of this study is on the activities and initiatives...