Recently, Communify welcomed fourteen social workers from the Korean not-for-profit organisation Taiwha Welfare Foundation, a church-based charity that operates across several countries in Asia to provide social welfare support.  

In light of increasing mental health challenges in Korea, the Foundation sent the social workers to train and understand how community mental health services operate in Australia, with the aim to apply key findings in their work supporting their own community members. The Foundation identified and selected Communify as an organisation that provides leadership in the mental health service delivery space, and arranged to meet with our mental health service teams to learn how we provide support to participants in that space. 

Communify CEO Karen Dare welcomed the party, followed by brief presentations provided by Sam Hart, Manager of The Way Back Support Service, Joel Veling, Team Leader, Psychosocial Programs, and Daniel Baddiley, Coordinator, Springboard Program.  

The visitors were particularly interested in how Communify delivers integrated place-based services, as well as broader considerations around funding sources and organisational structure. They enjoyed exploring questions after the presentations over a delicious morning tea of lamingtons and coffee. 

We were grateful to receive a donation from the social workers on behalf of the Taiwha Welfare Foundation, which we have allocated towards funding our emergency relief services. 

Communify is an established provider of clinical and non-clinical mental health support services to both Brisbane North and South communities. Learn more about how we can support you.