Media Release

Aboriginal owned and led business, the National Wellbeing Alliance,wins three-year, $15 million Commonwealth Grant for Indigenous Mental Health First Aid.



16 September 2021


The National Wellbeing Alliance has been awarded a three-year, $15 million Commonwealth Grant to deliver Indigenous Mental Health First Aid workshops in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country. This allows us to now drive the project and enhance the work our team have already been doing for some years facilitating these culturally sensitive workshops.


The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced the Grant funding from the Morrison Government via the National Indigenous Australians Agency under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.


The National Wellbeing Alliance is an Aboriginal-owned joint venture between Indigenous Consulting Group and Corporate Culcha, and brings together many of the most experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental health trainers and support staff in the country with an amazing capacity to impact change in remote and very remote Australia.


National Wellbeing Alliance Director, Gail Reynolds Adamson says: “Our team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander facilitators have been delivering the Indigenous Mental Health First Aid program to regional, remote and very remote communities for more than 5 years. The impact of this program has been immense, with repeated invitations from community to come back and share this important knowledge more regularly

and more widely. To have the opportunity to continue and build upon this work over the next three years is a win for the communities and for Indigenous business.”


National Wellbeing Alliance Director, Paul Dodd adds: “We have worked hard over the last few years delivering these services as subcontractors, and this is a breakthrough project for us now that we are the direct Grant recipients and a breakthrough for Indigenous business generally to be directly granted such an important and large funding opportunity. It’s a testament to our dedication to positive relationships with the

communities we operate in and we look forward to increasing collaboration with the people and organisations in regional and remote Australia, who possess valuable local knowledge and expertise.”


National Wellbeing Alliance will work in collaboration with Thirrili Ltd, who were recently awarded a three year grant to continue delivering the National Indigenous Postvention Service. This aligns both Prevention and Postvention services and support, expanding and enhancing the work of both organisations in supporting Indigenous families and communities.


To find out more visit http://www.nationalwellbeing.com.au/


Media enquiries:

Director, Gail Reynolds-Adamson, M: 0402 717 605 E: gail@nationalwellbeing.com.au

Director, Paul Dodd, M: 0424 531 789 E: paul@nationalwellbeing.com.au