We acknowledge that people who reside in rural and regional areas often experience challenges in accessing appropriate mental health and community services.
Accessibility is one of the key indicators in measuring the effectiveness of services and is a factor in reducing the severity of mental health and community issues.
West Australian South West and Great Southern regions are located closer to the Capital City, Perth, yet accessibility remains a key issue in these regions.
It has become a greater expectation that technology will help bridge the gap with this issue but has not demonstrated a significant reduction in key issue areas.
ActsIntuitively Australia recognises this gap and has structured programs to tackle this accessibility and deliver programs in a sustainable manner.
Tackling mental health and community issues is not a simple task as is evident by the billions of dollars invested to deal with selected social concerns.
ActsIntuitively Australia acknowledges this and as such considers issues as requiring preventative, proactive and reactive responses.
Prevention is a key factor in helping to reduce the grwoth of an issue by targeting drivers and contributing factors and generally requires community involvement.
Proactive programs seek to identify people or services which can engage with individuals who are experiencing non crisis issues and support them early.
Reactive programs seek to intervene and address issues that involve people or community at a crisis point which generally address the most severe scenarios.
This combined approach creates an environment for sustainable solutions and deals with the issue spectrum rather than reponding just to the metephorical fire.
ActsIntuitively Australia has created a range of programs which we hope to fund in the mental health and community services arena.
We anticipate that some of these programs will need to be funded from a range of sources and may need to be split up depending on the issue complexity.
The program topics we hope to deliver include:
- Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) aka Self Harm
- Domestic Abuse and Violence inclusive of Sexual Violence
- Bullying and Harrassment including in Education, Workplaces and Community
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiey and Depression inclusive of Post Natal (PND) and Post Partum Depression (PPD)
- Cultural Discrimination, Oppression, Awareness and Sensitivity
- Gender Discrimination, Oppression, Awareness and Sensitivity
- Youth Mental Health and Support
- Men Oriented Mental Health and Support
- Women Oriented Mental Health and Support
- Non Traditional Gender and Sexuality Oriented Mental Health and Support
Our programs will be structured to collect anonymous data with the intent of supporting research to improve service identification and delivery country wide.
We feel this is necessary in helping our community, clients, government and research institutions understand where help is needed and reduce reactive repsonses.
ActsIntuitively Australia is a non for profit / non goverment organisation created with a strong focus on mental health and community needs. Our organisation launched in 2019 and is currently applying for registration as a charitable organisation witg the ACNC with our status still pending.