Working together to keep Australia happy & healthy
River Road Equine Assisted Learning
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 16 July 2019

River Road Equine Assisted Learning is in its second year of operation who provide affordable equine assisted learning sessions and programs for disadvantaged, disengaged and/or developmentally delayed young people on the Sunshine Coast. Children and young adults exhibiting the following life challenges ASD, ADHD, ADD, victims of bullying, bullies, victims […]

Salty Souls
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

The Salty Souls Legacy “Standing Tall” surfing program offers vulnerable children & teens not only a chance to learn to surf, but a chance to heal. Being a 6 week program they are taught surfing & ocean skills, they engage with other children while learning. This is more than a […]

Rainbow Beach Community Centre
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

Rainbow Beach Community Centre provides appropriate sporting equipment to promote community members being active and engaging with one another. Furthermore, they address the need for community, particularly the more senior members, to engage in physical activity to stimulate better health and wellbeing. Participation enhances social interaction to provide a sense […]

Nambour Community Centre
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

A community organisation committed to social justice and collective wellbeing. They design opportunities for participation, wellbeing and collective community action contributing to a flourishing civil society. Their participative approaches include two community meals, a weekly ‘Peoples Kitchen’ and a monthly ‘Meeting Place’ dinner. The Peoples Kitchen provides a place for […]

Mary Valley Country Harvest Cooperative
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

Mary Valley Country Harvest Cooperative aim to be a driver of positive economic, social and environmental impacts within our community. Activities include farm walks and workshops to observe and explore current best-practices in landcare, livestock management, and small-scale farming techniques. Produce sales are concentrated within a 75km radius, to engage […]

Kilkivan Veteran’s and Community Men’s Shed
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

The Kilkivan Veteran’s and Community Men’s Shed Association was founded in 2016 and set about establishing the Men’s Shed to promote inclusion, provide a sense of worth and deliver seminars on men’s health issues.

Hope Reins
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

Hope Reins run a variety of programs designed to build relationships with each other through the understanding and building of relationships with rescued horses in a country farm setting. Horses are a prey animal so are incredibly sensitive to body language making them very responsive to humans and acting as […]

Gympie Men’s Shed
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

Provides a venue for men to meet in a safe, happy and inclusive atmosphere which encourages sharing of skills and knowledge of members, whilst at the same time enhancing the wellbeing and health of men in the community. They have and continue to support local schools, kindergartens and the community […]

Cooloola Trial Care Alliance
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 15 July 2019

In 2012, the alliance leased 60ha of vacant bush-land close to town from Gympie Council which have been used to develop over 25km of trails for bush-walking, trail running and cycling in addition to shelters and rest areas. The trail facility is entirely developed and managed by volunteers for the […]

Brekky Sessions
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 30 May 2016

Brekky Sessions is another great example of a community project eligible to nominate for a ‘connections between people’ award as they organise and run social activities that connect people around local needs. “Brekky Sessions” is a new initiative run by United Synergies in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area. The […]

Maroochydore Men’s Shed
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 17 May 2016

Maroochydore Men’s Shed is another great example of an organisation who could potentially nominate for a Healthy Towns award. In just over three years Maroochydore Men’s Shed has grown to over 65 members. Activities offered at the shed include woodworking, metal work, community work, travel groups, photography, computer literacy and […]

Pets 4 Life – Planning for People
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE 25 March 2016

The Connections between People Award recognises projects that bring people together, increase social connections and provide a sense of belonging to their town. The Pets for Life (P4L) program supports older people living on the Sunshine Coast to continue caring for their companion animal, with the help of a volunteer. […]

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Healthy Towns acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.