Connecting2community is a psychosocial support service co-designed by consumers, for consumers and delivered by peer workers, to inspire confidence and hope in others on their journey of recovery.

Connecting2community is a tailored and client-centred program that helps people achieve their individualised goals to tackle their mental illness through support, encouragement and advice.


The program is provided by Ballarat Community Health and Grampians Community Health.

Research identifies that the top two priorities for people with severe mental illness is managing the symptoms of the illness and addressing loneliness and social isolation

This program has been initiated to provide people with opportunities and support to connect to their local community and is available for people from the age of 18-65.


If you have a mental health condition, but are not yet connected to a supportive health service, you may be eligible for Connecting2community. You also need to answer yes to these questions. Are you:

  • Living in the Western Primary Health Network catchment area
  • Living with a mental health condition
  • Goal and recovery focused
  • Not acutely unwell
  • Aged between 18-65 years old
  • Currently not participating in the NDIS
  • Eligible for NDIS but waiting for an access decision or your plan to begin

Freecall:1800 056 400 for more information.

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This program is supported by Western Victorian Primary Health Network (PHN) under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program


CLICK HERE to download a referral form