Maranoa Shire Council will receive $49,337 for seven projects targeting groups at risk of suicide and poor mental health as part of the Government’s Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) grants program to help regional communities in Queensland.
Council joins with 8 organizations who will share in the $500,000 program designed to help reduce the negative effects of droughts, disasters and other.
Maranoa Regional Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Community & Social Services says the grant will fund seven projects in the Maranoa that target various population groups at risk of suicide and poor mental health.
“Living in a regional community can leave residents vulnerable to mental health illnesses. This funding will allow us to implement key initiatives to encourage resilience in our communities, providing tools and techniques to support residents experiencing hard times.”