St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers in regional and remote areas will be upskilled as part of the Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) grants program dished out today by the State Government.
The program, introduced last year, encourages community-based groups to develop and promote mental health support networks in regions affected by natural disasters. St Vinnies will join 8 other successful groups who will now run 13 community resilience- building projects.
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland CEO Peter Maher says they were thrilled to be able to use the $78,000 grant to upskill and empower volunteers in regional and remote areas.
“As a part of this initiative, volunteers will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to respond effectively to support people impacted by disasters or emergency incidents.”
The successful organizations will be developing community resilience-building strategies, projects and activities that develop and promote community networks, build awareness of mental health issues and encourage individuals to seek help if needed.