Central Queensland’s Premier event, the Black Dog Ball, is a gala ball raising awareness and removing the stigma surrounding depression and mental health issues in regional Queensland.
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Carinity Wahroonga provides counselling and therapy sessions to children and young people who have used up their medicare sessions and would benefit from longer-term psychological support, alongside support and psycho education for their support network. Funds from the Black Dog Ball will be able to provide support for 160 youths.
Project Booyah provides support to at risk youth who are involved with anti-social behaviour, substance abuse or disengagement from school. They work toward giving them life skills and employability through mentoring, leadership, adventure-based learning. Black Dog Ball funding will assist delivery of the RESPECT program in and out of schools in CQ.
Access Recreation is developing a trial program, One Door, to engage people with a psychosocial disability and provide opportunities to engage in mental health specific and culturally appropriate supports, centre-based activities, youth services and assistance transitioning to the NDIS. Funding from the Black Dog Ball will assist with the establishment of One Door.