Reg. No. 67643116134
ABN No. 67643116134
Established in 31/07/2020
Registered with ATO as a DGR (Deductable Gift Recipient)
To improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities by promoting awareness and evidence-based research.
The Mind Connections Foundation will
The Mind Connections Foundation was established in August 2020 with the purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing of the community through awareness programs and research. In line with the mission, the MCF will actively promote mental health through research activities in Western Sydney University’s (WSU) MD curriculum. Mind Connections Specialist Health Services supports MCF as an in-kind and financial donor.
The Foundation’s activities are supported by the generous contributions of our donors and benefactors. Mind Connections Specialist Health Services supports some of the operational costs including an annual mental health award to medical student at WSU, administrative support, and office facilities.
The Foundation is currently actively expanding the range of activities it supports. Please talk with us about forming new partnerships, projects and grants programs.
The MCF is overseen by a Board of Directors which act as a senior advisory committee towards the Foundation’s work. They are responsible for the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic goals, including the promotion of scholarship, annual mental health award to second year medical students at WSU, and the continuation of research work with WSU.
The inaugural members of the MCF’s Director Board:
Gifts and donations to the Foundation are an allowable income tax deduction in Australia. Receipts will be provided for all donations made.
We are looking for genuine organisations and donors to MCF to fulfill its mission.
Address: Suite 115, 10 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153
The Mind Connections Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
2021 Research Group, Fourth Year Medical Students Western Sydney University
Fourth year medical students work on an evidence-based research project to understand mental health issues in a locally relevant context with particular focus on demographics and age groups. Ultimately, this will facilitate better understanding of barriers to care, and effective primary and secondary preventative measures.
This award for second year medical students enrolled at WSU was designed to highlight the importance of mental health and wellbeing amongst future doctors. Every year, we hear news about young doctors ending their own lives. The demands of clinical work, post-graduate education and training must be balanced with life outside of medicine and is relevant to all health professionals, particularly young doctors. We have created this annual award in the view to create the awareness, encourage them to take control of their lives and to seek help and to look after their fellow doctors.