LBI Foundation are partnering with Centacare Catholic Country SA in the delivery of the “The Bush Telegraph” across Port Lincoln in the first half of 2022. This is a partnership project funded by Wellbeing SA.

Project Focus: Working Together to Build a Wellbeing-and-Trauma Responsive Port Lincoln Community

The Collective Challenge

Port Lincoln is a region of great strengths, beauty and resilience. Like all communities, there are people in the community doing it a bit tougher. Industry changes, COVID-19, drought and climate change, tourism instability and international trading relations all have their impact. We also know that across our community many people have experienced trauma, whether it is bushfire related, family violence, or disconnection from culture and identity. 

There are many people and organisations providing great support and care in the region. But we know, that this sometimes this can occur in a silo, or isolation, where individuals and agencies work really hard in their own patch, but may overlook opportunities, or lack the tools and methods to collaborate and develop shared responses and solutions.

This is so important because there are no quick fixes when it comes to responding to complex issues like mental health, domestic violence, child protection, student disengagement and chronic health.

Great outcomes occur through collaboration and shared solutions.

A Shared Intent: Building a Wellbeing-and-Trauma Responsive Community

Our collective vision is for Port Lincoln to be a wellbeing-and-trauma responsive community.

This is a community who has the knowledge, skills, language and methods, founded upon best-practice science, to work side-by-side together to respond to the wellbeing and growth needs of individual and collective community members, and foster a connected thriving Port Lincoln region.

This is the mission of The Bush Telegraph.

For further information on how LBI define and make sense of “wellbeing-and-trauma responsive communities” click here.

Key Project Features

Building upon a pilot initiative in 2021, Centacare Catholic Country SA and LBI Foundation are proud to be collaborating with the following Community Partners in the delivery of the Bush Telegraph in the first half of 2022.

This project is founded upon the following features:

Foundational IMPACT Training – the foundational IMPACT training provides shared language, methods, tools and resources to enable the science of wellbeing, growth and trauma to be intentionally translated and personalised to individual context, in a manner that honours the strengths and knowledge of individual and community. This training is occurring in early February 2022.

Community Champions – these CCCSA staff members are IMPACT trained, coached and accredited community members. They are accredited to the IMPACT Coach level, and will provide support and mentoring to Community Partners, including through the delivery of coaching modules.

Community Conversations– interagency workshops to build a shared intent and sustainable collaboration points.

Wellbeing Projects – CCCSA Community Champions (supported by LBI) support and empower Community Partners to deliver projects that translate the science of wellbeing to community needs and context.

The project is being led by LBI Community Development and Wellbeing Practitioner: Greg Hatcher.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Greg Hatcher on greg.hatcher@lbi.org.au