Meet your Neighbour networking events are a Mental Health Coordinating Council initiative designed to encourage people and organisations with an interest in mental health and wellbeing to meet, discover and connect.
Meet your Neighbour events are held regularly across Sydney and New South Wales, and co-hosted with partnering organisations.
Our networking event brings people and organisations together in their local area to share, learn and collaborate.
People working in mental health and wellbeing, or anyone from a community organisation, big or small, is encouraged to attend or co-host a Meet your Neighbour event with us!
It’s all about community
We need a community working together to address local need and our neighbours are part of that community response. No one organisation or person can meet all the complex and diverse needs of those who come to us for support.
There is so much happening ‐ new services, new landscape & new people
The sector is so diverse and dynamic with new programs and services being established all the time in different locations and new staff coming onboard in different organisations. We all need to keep up to date with what is happening, the services available and the people behind them. This helps us have confidence in our referrals.
Everyone is important
Sometimes those of us who run small but important and effective programs either don’t think that anyone else would be interested or wonder why some people have never heard of us. Because no one size fits all in our responses, everyone is important in providing a range of services and we need to keep talking about the services we provide and keep listening to what others can do. Sharing and learning from each other helps us all grow and improve, both big and small.
Meet your Neighbour networking events involve:
Our networking event typically take around two hours.
Mental Health Coordinating Council partners with co-host organisations in local communities who wish to provide the opportunity for community mental health workers to connect. Co-host organisations support the event with an appropriate venue in their local area and organise light refreshments (where it is a face-to-face event).
The rest is up to us! We organise the logistics to get people to the event, help create the connections, from circulating promotional material and managing registrations, to running the activities on the day.
To find out about upcoming Meet your Neighbours visit our Events page.
For more information or if you’re thinking about co-hosting a Meet your Neighbour in your area, contact email@example.com