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Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program – Emerging Priorities

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program aims to strengthen national access to perinatal mental health and wellbeing support services to improve health outcomes for expectant and new parents experiencing, or at risk of, perinatal mental health issues. The purpose of the Emerging Priorities grant opportunity is to address national gaps in perinatal mental health and wellbeing service delivery through the delivery of new initiatives that complement and enhance existing services.

The objectives of the Emerging Priorities grant opportunity are to:
• deliver national perinatal mental health initiatives for expectant and new parents experiencing or at risk of perinatal mental illness, including activities aimed at improving access to support services for underserviced groups and vulnerable sectors of communities across Australia;
• deliver national prevention and early intervention support services for parents at risk of perinatal mental illness following birth trauma, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death to prevent the development of mental illness;
• deliver training and education initiatives aimed at the improvement of perinatal mental health and wellbeing service delivery; and
• deliver awareness, information and stigma reduction initiatives for perinatal mental health and wellbeing.

$ Available: Up to $18.5million.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be registered for the purposes of GST;
  • be a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution;

and be one of the following entity types:

  • a company incorporated in Australia;
  • a company incorporated by guarantee;
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust;
  • an incorporated association;
  • a partnership;
  • a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation;
  • a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation;
  • an Australian local government body;
  • an Australian state or territory government body; and
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered

Key Dates: Closes 11 January 2021

Link: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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