What is a Facilitator?
The Banksia Project’s trained volunteer Facilitators are everyday Aussies that put up their hand to support their community by leading our peer-based Growth Rooms. Rather than providing an external “professional” to facilitate community support, we upskill the community to support one another.
The Banksia Project requires suitable applicants to undergo a one-day training course to empower them to identify risks and mental health challenges in individuals. Facilitators are also trained in Mental Health First Aid and taught to understand their own health and wellness. They are then paired with another volunteer Facilitator to run a dedicated Growth Room, whilst having on-call support from a clinical psychologist to ensure there are clear referral pathways for those in need.
All Facilitators need to submit an application (below) and a Banksia Project team member will be in touch to discuss further details.
Please read this document prior to applying for a better understanding of the Facilitator role and our free public programs.