Odd Socks Day is here again! This proud initiative of GROW Australia has been running for 7 years and it’s a fun day with a serious message. Jot down Friday 9 October 2020 in your calendar and start planning an Odd Socks Day fundraiser. Odd Socks Day is designed to raise awareness and reduce the
Thursday 10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? Day. Two very important events to stop, acknowledge and reflect upon. Every year, more than 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt and with figures from the ABS in 2017 more than 3,000 Australians died by suicide. Globally, suicide is among the top 20
Many people are intimidated or overwhelmed by anxiety before they step foot into a Grow Program support group. This is a completely understandable reaction. It can be intimidating for a first-time participant to make the first step and walk into a meeting on your own either physically or online. First-timers are always welcome to bring
We recently sent out an interim survey to Growers to understand a little more about how they were feeling during the pandemic and how they were using eGrow. The eGrow survey was developed to gain understanding of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on the GROW community and the effectiveness of the rapid shift from
At GROW, we offer a range of programs to support people with mental ill-health. One of our standout programs is the Residential Rehabilitation Program which we run out of the GROW Residential Community in Hoxton Park south-west Sydney. The residential facility offers recovery and rehabilitation services to individuals first and foremost with mental health issues.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic, GROW Australia has quickly transitioned its traditional face-to-face Grow Groups to a digital platform. We’ve been operating eGrow, our online program nationally since July 2019, originally to assist those who weren’t able to physically attend a meeting. From this experience, we were able to move our physical groups online in a