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VolunteeringACT

The Connections Program

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Connections Program

Connections is a one-to-one social support program for people who are experiencing and/or are at risk of being socially isolated, or who are on a mental health recovery journey. There is no mental health diagnosis required to access the program.

Connections follows a strengths-based recovery-oriented model to reduce stigma associated with social isolation, mental ill-health and to increase positive self-perception. Our aim is to set up safe and supportive structured friendships enabling participants to reconnect with their broader community.

We carefully screen and train volunteer Friendship Mentors who work with Connections participants to deliver social support services.

We work in collaboration with our participants, volunteer Friendship Mentors, relevant health professionals, and family and/or friends to encourage participants to reconnect with their community and learn a new skill or engage in their own volunteering opportunity.

 

Testimonials

The volunteer has been welcoming, friendly and genuinely interested in spending time with me” – Connections participant

I have enjoyed seeing how much improvement has been achieved and how much more confident the participant has become” – Connections volunteer

I have felt on an equal level with the volunteer which is something I have not experienced for quite some time” – Connections participant

Thank you so much for all your help and the opportunities you’ve provided to help me help others” – Connections volunteer

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Contact Details

Level 2, 202 City Walk
CANBERRA ACT, 2600

0262514060

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.