QMHW grant recipients announced

Queensland Mental Health Week (9-17 October) is coming and it’s time to ‘Take time - for mental health’. 

In recognition of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Mental Health Commission has increased its funding for the program by $18,500.

CheckUP administers the grant program and coordinates Queensland Mental Health Week on behalf of the Commission. 

CheckUP CEO Ann Maree Liddy said the increased investment into the grant pool would benefit communities across the state.

“This year there were 229 applications from every corner of Queensland – and the judging panel was incredibly impressed by the number, quality, and calibre of events,” she said

“Grassroot events provide a focal point for awareness, education and understanding, and this funding increase will enable even more communities to host activities.”

A funding pool of $118,500, which will be shared by 109 community organisations stretching from the Gold Coast north to Cairns, and across the outback.

See the full list of successful grant recipients and events on the Queensland Mental Health Week website - www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au.

Pictured: Mental Awareness Foundation Co-founder Tudor Vasile, CheckUP Australia CEO Ann Maree Liddy and Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Ivan Frkovic promoting Queensland Mental Health Week at Parliament House.