MEDIA RELEASE Reducing COVID-19 social isolation by expanding Grow’s online mental health groups As we face uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading mental health service provider Grow Australia is rapidly expanding its online mental health groups to ease the mental stress and anxiety of people facing social isolation and financial hardship. “With the advent of COVID-19, our
A Message to All: David Butt, National CEO UPDATE: Coronavirus alert for Grow With cases of COVID-19 expanding exponentially across Australia, GROW has decided to close all face-to-face meetings after Thursday to protect the health and wellbeing of members and staff. All existing members will be offered video conferencing alternatives at the same time and with the same members of
With the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, it is very understandable that people may be feeling isolated, anxious and overwhelmed by the actions being taken to prevent the rapid spread of the disease, constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the virus. While it is important to stay informed, Grow believes it’s vital to stay connected and continue looking after ourselves and each other. It’s these times
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia is increasing. Our community must act with urgency to reduce the spread of this virus among members, staff and others within our networks, as well as with families and the broader community. Many members of our community are at increased risk for severe disease and we encourage everyone to monitor the situation as it develops.
Dear Grow Members and Staff, As the situation in Australia develops, we as an organisation are taking some general precautionary measures for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak to try and safeguard Grow as cases potentially move into our community. Grow members and staff have a responsibility to minimise risk of infection within our local communities. This will include potentially reducing
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One of Australia’s pioneering organisations in consumer-led mental health and suicide prevention today welcomed the Productivity Commission Draft Report on Mental Health as getting it “about right” on reform directions. “It’s not perfect, it never will be even after the next round of consultations, but the directions proposed generally are what we need and the Productivity Commission now needs widespread
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It’s the passion of individuals that gives life and momentum to organisations, particularly in the not- for- profit sector. Without it organisations can lose their focus, lose their way and forget their purpose. Passion is worth far more than money and passion is precisely the quality that Barbara Peach brought to Grow. Barbara has just stepped down from the Board,