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Creating better futures for all.

We are an Australian social enterprise dedicated to creating better futures for all by advancing mental health, social health and reducing suicide through leadership, change and learning. 

Highly experienced, caring professionals

Since establishment in 2013, we have partnered with government, not for profit, private organisations and universities to deliver more than 300 mental health and suicide prevention related projects. We deliver consulting services, undertake research and deliver training programs across Australia and internationally. 

Programs are evidence informed, tailorable, practical and succinct. Independent evaluations validate their value.

Online Learning

Programs are interactive, blended and incorporate best practice online learning techniques. Early suicide prevention eLearning programs available Dec. 2020.

Webinars

Topics include leadership, resilience, purposeful conversations, burnout & 2020 international perspectives & experiences of Covid

Consulting Services

Services include detailed service mapping & location specific demographic profiling, hospital transition pathways, evaluation, community engagement, facilitation and research. 

Leadership & Change

We combine best practice, decades of leadership and expertise in organisation culture & change management to create psychologically safe, agile and highly productive organisations. 

Free Resources & Blog

True to our social enterprise ethos we create and provide free resources and evidence informed blogs to create better futures for all.

FINALIST

Westpac Fellowship

Marion Wands is delighted and humbled to be included the Westpac Social Change Fellowship finals. She is one of 15 finalists, from a pool of 210 applicants. If successful Marion will gain valuable opportunities to extend here work in mental health, suicide prevention and work with First Nations Peoples. Thank you Westpac for this amazing opportunity and family and friends who encouraged me to apply.

FREE RESOURCES

Staying Mentally Healthy During the Corona Pandemic

ConNetica has developed 5 FREE Fact Sheets and online learning programs to share our extensive mental health and suicide prevention, leadership and change management expertise. This is one of the ways we are “supporting humanity” during the Corona Pandemic.

YOUR INVITATION

Participate in our Conversations 500 – Early Suicide Prevention Project.

This is a joint collaboration between ConNetica, Pharmacy Guild of Australia – Qld Branch, Mod Realty Ipswich, Patria Consulting and 2 outstanding community members with a lived experience, Jacquie Witham, former Qld Police Inspector and Kerrie Keepa, former nurse. 

Our vision is to train 500 people to have 500 conversations in 500 days. This community led early suicide prevention initiative shifts the dial from costly suicide crisis intervention to early suicide prevention. Learners leave the 4 hour Conversations for life® training more READY, WILLING AND ABLE to have early conversations with people who are experiencing a personal crisis, becoming overwhelmed and possibly withdrawing from others.

Our Approach

We do things with & not to people, collaborate with and acknowledge stakeholders, identify performance needs & obstacles & analyse best practice evidence to inform practical and context aligned solutions. We have a reputation for building rapport and mutual respect and providing honest and insightful advice.

We utilise and apply systems wide thinking. We identify the root causes of problems, and recommend attention to the social determinants of health to enable improved health outcomes for all. We advocate for place based solutions, tailored to the unique needs of communities and individuals.   

  • Review & Analysis

    Completed reviews and analysis of mental health services, aged care, people's lived experiences, regional mental health and suicide prevention plans and digital health experiences.
  • Hospital Transition Pathways

    Developed and applied integrated Hospital Transition Pathways Framework to assess and improve experiences and quality of care for people with a mental illness into, through and transitioning out of hospitals. Applied in 10 hospitals.
  • Community Engagement

    Completed community consultations on youth mental health services, consumer experiences of care, self managed care plans, Indigenous after hours suicide crisis services & digital health services.
  • Thought Leadership

    Executive appointments, board memberships, academic achievement, awards and proven track record underpins our mental health and suicide prevention thought leadership.
  • Service Mapping

    Completed 10 Integrated Service Atlases (Mental Health, AOD, Chronic Disease and Homelessness) for 8 Primary Health Networks. Mapped mental health services for 28% of Australia's population.
  • Research

    Completed Obsessive Hope Disorder - Reflections on 30 Years of Mental Health Reform in Australia and Visions for the Future; Breaking the Silence - Suicide Prevention, Federal Electorate Suicide Prevention Campaign.
  • Facilitation

    Completed organisation and sector wide facilitation assignments - values, aged care, service design and delivery.
  • Evaluations

    Completed pre and post and longitudinal qualitative and quantitive evaluations in employment, mental health service delivery, experiences of care and training.

Explore our Programs & Resources

ConNetica acknowledges Australia's First People and their continuing connection to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Our team greatly values our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and every project we undertake together further builds our appreciation of our First Nations Peoples' tremendous strength, wisdom, resilience and knowledge.

Testimonials

What our participants are saying