In Loving Memory of Susan Greenwood (1948-2019)
Bayside Initiatives Group Inc.
Sue Greenwood (1948 - 2019) was one of the foundational members of Bayside Initiatives Group Inc. (BIG) and she has been a driving force behind the organisation since it’s inception in the late 90s. After 20 years of service towards building Queensland’s first, and longest running, Peer Operated Mental Health Service we now must sadly say goodbye.
Sue passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and loved ones at 5:00am on Wednesday morning, 4th September 2019. She leaves behind her a legacy of unconditional kindness, family, friendship, reverence and respect of those who experience mental health concerns, and the dream of a mental health community run entirely by people with a lived experience of mental health recovery... a dream she lived to see become a reality.
Crisis Support Lines
HOW THE REDLANDS COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT BIG…
Bayside Initiatives Group Inc. (BIG) - QLD’s 1st Peer-Operated Mental Health Service. A service run by people with a lived experience of mental ill health for people in the same journey of mental health recovery. A gem of the Bayside Community and a two-time winner of the Earl Duus Award - the highest honour at the QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. A place for people with a lived experience to call home...
REACH Wellbeing Program Coming to BIG this May/June 2019!
Various Crisis Support Lines & Other Support Services available to people outside of BIG’s operating hours or when BIG is closed during Christmas or under special circumstances.
Peer Support @ BIG - Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) - 09/02/2017
The REACH program is a 9-week psychoeducational wellbeing group (based on the principles of responsibility, education, acceptance, connection and hope) to help participants with depression or bipolar disorder manage their illness and stay well.
The Healing Power of Volunteer Work
Peer Support @ BIG
Samuel Walker - Bayside Initiatives Group Inc.
Presentation at the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) - 9th February 2017
Mental Health and the Peer Workforce
We all know what volunteer work is, right? But do you know that volunteering can have a huge impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing?
In this article we'll look at the ways in which volunteer work can reduce your feelings of mental distress and give meaning back to your life. We'll also be looking at some avenues for obtaining volunteer work in your community!