About Us

We wish to bring many good things to life.

Who are Connections?

OUR MISSION

Improving mental health in the community

Connections is a not-for-profit community service organisation that provides individual support, training, programs and advocacy in the support of mental health and wellbeing. Connections vision is to Improve Mental Health in the Community and achieves this by providing relevant evidence-based learning and life skill development programs that assist in the facilitation of recovery.

Connections is committed to supporting people to be well resourced and make choices regarding all aspects of their individual support.  We encourage the people we work with to make informed decisions about every day and long-term lifestyle issues, and to direct their own journey towards well being and recovery.  Each person’s individual needs are identified, and the planning offered will be responsive to these needs. Connections acknowledges its responsibility to respond to the individual need of each client, and ensures that the persons plan is guided by an individual’s goals and aspirations.

Connections also recognises each person’s right to the social justice principle of self-determination. It is committed to service provision in a manner that is consistent with the principles of dignity of risk and duty of care. Connections promotes the rights of people who experience mental illness and / or psychiatric disability to be active and valued members of their community. Participants are encouraged and supported to develop strategies which enable them to manage their mental illness and recovery.

We see ourselves as an agent for change rather than just a service provider, where we acknowledge people who use our services strengths and abilities, and work on expanding on people’s capabilities.

Connections also understands and values the need for activities, information, training and workshops to be delivered within the community, which assists people to understand and manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

This centre is designed to provide an opportunity for all community members to easily access training and programs covering holistic health and wellbeing needs and skill development.

Guiding Principles

We live these principles every day

CAUSE

An unyielding commitment to helping make people’s lives better by connecting them with their communities.

PARTICIPANTS

Provide leading support and services to people living with mental ill health.

COMMUNITY

Community leadership in mental health awareness, support and advocacy.

COLLABORATION

Be the preferred and trusted mental health services partner in our community

COLLEAGUES

Our people want to make a difference. To one person. To their community. To the world. To each other.