Bushfire Recovery Grants – Round 2 Now Open

Healthy North Coast is inviting communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

The Supporting Communities in Bushfire Recovery program will fund activities that build social connection, mental wellbeing and resilience to support healing and recovery from the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires.

Not-for-profit organisations, associations and community groups in bushfire-impacted locations in Northern NSW and Mid North Coast are eligible to apply.

Grant funding is available for:

  • Social connection activities to strengthen individual and community connections and build supportive relationships
  • Mental wellbeing activities to promote mental wellbeing, healing and recovery after trauma.
  • Resilience activities to help the community build its ability to recover from and prepare for future natural disasters.

Healthy North Coast has already supported a range of projects across our region through the first round of the grants program. We have been inspired by the diverse range of initiatives creating local solutions to local needs.

Click here to see the community grants awarded so far.

Applications close 11 April 2021.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.