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WHO ARE WE?

The Banksia Project is focused on mental wellness and early intervention in mental health. We do this through evidence based practices and solutions that encourage prevention and recovery. Our programs, developed by mental health professionals, industry leaders and other key professional bodies deliver peer to peer, community led support in a safe and supportive environment.

HOW WE BEGAN

The Banksia Project began in November 2015 as a small committee of skilled volunteers who shared a belief that the answer to combating increasing mental illness and suicide was through prevention.

They shared the belief that empowering people with evidence based practical information, community support and increased self awareness would allow for stronger and more informed decision making.

The Banksia flower was chosen because of its symbolism and story. The Banksia is native to Australia with our Indigenous Australians using this flower’s sweet nectar for essential energy to survive. The Banksia has also withstood the ravages of bushfires, re-growing and thriving on scorched earth.

THE TEAM

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Jack Jones
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KAREN MATTHEWS
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ALANA SUDALE
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TONY HOWE

THE BANKSIA BOARD

BRYAN COLEMAN
FOUNDER & NON-EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

PAUL HARAPIN
CHAIRMAN

NICK HEALY
CO SECRETARY

ADAM BLATCH
CO SECRETARY

RUTH CALLAGHAN
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EDDIE MOORE
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MARIE-CLARE ELDER
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MICHAEL REEDE
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SEAN CUNIAL
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ROF SIMON WILCOCK
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DAVID BRUCE
TREASURER

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