Imagined Futures AAD launch and celebrate Lotterywest grant
From left to right: Dr Daniel Rock, Kaine Grigg, Michael Piu (CEO St Pats and Chair of IF Leadership Group), Leigh Sinclair (Executive Officer at IF), Minister Simone McGurk, Alex Pearce (Fremantle Dockers) and Trish Owens (lived experience consultant)
On Friday 18 June over 50 local Cockburn, Fremantle and Melville stakeholders gathered to celebrate the launch of Imagined Futures Alliance Against Depression (IF AAD), who were awarded a Lotterywest grant to enable them to move into the implementation phase of AAD.
Fremantle AAD, now IF AAD, was one of the first grassroots communities to show interest in Alliance Against Depression (AAD) in July 2019 when the Coordination Centre launched. Throughout the past year, Imagined Futures has worked with a wide variety of inspiring and knowledgeable individuals and organisation's to develop this collective approach, promote improved care and support for people living with depression and build IF AAD into a sustainable initiative.
At Friday's event, Minister Simone McGurk presented IF AAD with a Lotterywest grant to move into ‘Stage 3: Implementation’ for another 12 months. This is a remarkable achievement for these three communities, and an important recognition of AAD in WA.
Congratulations to everyone involved!