Supporting St John Ambulance will allow us to ensure every child in each town has access to the First Aid School Program. Australia should have access to vital first aid knowledge and with the First Aid in Schools program this is possible. The First Aid Schools Program is a FREE program run by St John Ambulance Australia providing basic first aid training to school students across all states and territories in Australia.
Defibrillators will also be purchased through St John Ambulance. These machines are so vital for the community given the distance between towns and also time for the Ambulance services to arrive.
We have a goal of providing the funding for a representative in every town with The Standard Mental Health First Aid course. the course is important for all Australians including those individuals who support families and friends through a mental illness or health professionals who work with adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Swallowtail Nursery is a mobile horticulture disability service dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to empower people with disabilities by engaging them in portable workshops throughout Queensland.
Additional funding to allow more participants with a disability to learn hands on skills in the horticulture industry.
Are you bogged mate? aims to boost awareness and start a conversation with the broader community about the rising issue of depression and suicide rates among men in rural areas. They are confronting the challenges that country men face on a daily basis, talking about mental health, and lighting the path to support.
Awareness and additional funding to keep the programs running throughout regional and remote Australia.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland Section contributes a substantial amount of services throughout Queensland and Australia.
Australia is a big place -- 7.69 million square kilometres big -- and with a relatively small population of at circa 25 million people.
Two thirds of our population live around the regional coastlines and the remaining third live across rural and remote areas -- sometimes more than a 6 hour drive to the closest township.
Access to health services can be a problem. Services that are taken for granted in the city are routinely just not possible outside metro areas, and this creates real hardship for the families and communities living in the bush.
The funds that are raised are donated to the RFDS to contribute towards bridging the gap for mental health and health services in regional areas.