Tradies support group receives $10,000 grant
Tradies in Sight, an organisation that supports trades people and men with their mental health in regional NSW, has received a $10,000 grant that will be used to stage a number of activities over the next 12 months.
Tradies in Sight was set up in April by carpenter and business owner Bruno Efoti “to highlight the support out there and offer personalised support for people who make contact with us.”
He says his organisation, has “spent many hours walking through depression, marriage breakdowns and suicide threats.”
Tradies in Sight also host breakfast and night events, the next taking place at the Dubbo Insight Shed on Wednesday 14th September, where guests will hear stories of hope, courage and addiction recovery.
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“Sharing a meal together gives me opportunities to connect and encourage people to look at mental health and well-being in new ways to do life better,” says Bruno on his website, Tradies in Sight.
Tradies in Sight operates in Western NSW and its funding boost came from The Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal as part of its “in a good place” program, which gives small, remote, rural and regional communities across Australia to access funds for a broad range of activities that focus on mental health issues.
“It’s an excellent feeling to know that funding bodies want to support our approach to Mental Health and wellbeing in the bush,” Bruno said.
“Supporting individuals to sort out their struggles flows into families and communities and businesses, and that’s what we love to see.”