LBI Foundation's The Bush Telegraph project is designed to help build up the mental health and wellbeing of communities across the Eyre Peninsula as a result of COVID-19, through building the capacity of Community Champions and delivering local wellbeing projects.
Seventeen Community Champions across Whyalla, Ceduna and Port Lincoln have been trained and accredited in the IMPACT Program, an evidence-based method and set of resources, which aims to build whole of community mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
Community Champions are co-designing wellbeing projects with local communities. Emerging projects include a focus on parents and young families, vulnerable and at risk young people, and Aboriginal young men.
Throughout March and April LBI Foundation have been working with Community Champions to raise awareness of the project in communities through training sessions, social media and events.
More information about the Bush Telegraph in the Eyre Peninsula, including a video outlining the project, can be found on the Bush Telegraph website.